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Chimpanze Politics Power and Sex Among Apes by Frans de Waal

Bookey App 30 mins Book Summaries Knowledge Notes and More

For a long time, humans have always described chimpanzees as a barbaric species that is fueled by violence. However, this book will prove to you that this assumption is an uninformed misconception about the species. For many years, Zoologist, Frans de Waal has been observing and recording chimpanzees. During his research, he discovered that, chimpanzees often preferred to use political means, rather than violence in solving problems. Their deep desire for peace, restraint in violence, tolerance, and care for their females and children, show another side to their social patterns that is worthy of our study.

9mins

14 Jul 2021

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61: "You cannot go wrong with compassion" - Frans de Waal - Animal Morality - Sentientist Conversations

Sentientism

Frans (fransdewaal.com) is a primatologist & ethologist. He is Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University, director of the Living Links Center at Emory & the author of many books including "Chimpanzee Politics", "Our Inner Ape" & "The Bonobo & the Atheist". He has featured in TV/radio productions & TED talks viewed by tens of millions of people. His research centers on primate social behavior, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, & food-sharing. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences & the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings." The video of our conversation is here on YouTube. We discuss: 0:00 Welcome 1:19 Frans' Intro - Understanding animals - Ethology, primates, animal behaviour, intelligence & morality - Breaking out of behaviourism. "We have so much evidence for animal intelligence... these taboos are being broken" - The ripple effect. Finding remarkable capabilities in primates, then in many other species 4:05 What's Real? From Catholic to apathist - Growing up Catholic & dropping religion at 17 - "My parents were very unhappy but I was part of a generation where everyone was doing that" - Apathism... "I don't particularly care if god exists" - "In Catholicism & every religion there's a lot of hypocrisy... people who talk one way & act another" - Child abuse scandals & cover-ups - "Jesus was an inspiring figure... whether he's a real historical figure or not" - Half of people in the Netherlands call themselves atheists & we see that coming to the USA 8:48 What Matters Morally? - Religious & evolutionary & intuition as drivers of morality - Religions can provide narratives to support your moral intuitions (e.g. the good samaritan) - "You cannot go wrong with compassion, morally" - Studying empathy in non-human animals - You can't build a moral system without empathy - Reasoning & logic, without compassion, can lead to awful harm - "Empathy & compassion are not human inventions" - Very young human children & dogs both show compassion to a crying person (Carolyn Zahn-Waxler) - We find compassion in many non-human animals & that is the basis for human morality too - The ability to detect sentience in others & to feel affected by it. Roots in maternal care (hence empathy more developed in females)? Oxytocin - "If you have a co-operative animal society you need to worry about your fellows" ... And much more... full show notes at sentientism.info Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at sentientism.info. Join our "I'm a Sentientist" wall using this simple form. Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome in our groups. The biggest so far is here on FaceBook. Thanks @cgbessellieu for the post-production.

51mins

15 Jun 2021

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The Age of Empathy Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans de Waal

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Are people selfish by nature? Does the progress of human society depend on competition or reciprocity? Perhaps some will answer that people are selfish by nature, and human social progress depends on competition. According to economists, our function in the world is to consume and produce. And according to biologists, the top priority for humans is to survive and reproduce. Behind both views seems to lie a central logic of necessary competition.However, the nature teaches us some lessons about empathy and sympathy...

13mins

9 Jun 2021

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Summary of Our Inner Ape by Frans de Waal | Free Audiobook

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If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the moral, sexual, and evolutionary origins of your inner ape, leading primatologist Frans de Waal’s analysis can take you on a revolutionary journey. We’re all familiar with the evolutionary principle which posits that humans evolved from primates, but de Waal uses his expertise in primatology to explore this concept in greater detail. Arguing that humans are just as closely related to the gentle bonobo species as their aggressive counterparts, the Chimpanzees, de Waal compares and contrasts the two primates and argues that their lifestyles and sexual behavior has a great deal to teach us about the origins of human morality. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com

24mins

2 Jun 2021

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Auslese kompakt: "Mamas letzte Umarmung" - Von Frans de Waal

Auslese - Deutschlandfunk

Autor: Pyritz, Lennart Sendung: Forschung aktuell Hören bis: 19.01.2038 04:14

4mins

19 Apr 2021

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İçimizdeki Maymun - Frans De Waal | Kitap İnceleme

Psikolojiji

Merhaba, Bu podcastte sizlere Frans De Waal'ın yazmış olduğu İçimizdeki Maymun kitabını anlattım. Kitaba dair "Acaba insan doğası şiddetten ve vahşilikten mi gelmektedir?" sorusunu tartıştım.  Keyifli dinlemeler!  Photo by Petr Ganaj •••  Podcastlere Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify ve daha birçok platformdan "Psikolojiji Podcast" yazarak erişebilirsiniz. Görüş ve önerileriniz için instagram "psikolojijipodcast"e direkt mesaj ile ya da psikolojiji@gmail.com'a mail atarak bana ulaşabilirsiniz.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nidanur/support

23mins

12 Mar 2021

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#145 Mama’s Last Hug, By Frans De Waal - My Official Book Review

The Joshua Sigafus Podcast

In this episode, I review ‘Mama’s Last Hug’ by Frans De Waal. This fascinating book left a pretty big impression on me. Find out why. Join my Mastermind Tribe: http://joshuasigafus.com/MastermindTribe My Website: https://joshuasigafus.com/ YouTube: http://joshuasigafus.com/YouTube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshSigafusauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_sigafus/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshSigafus LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-sigafus/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/joshua-sigafus Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in my videos, podcasts, blogs, and other content are simply that - opinions. I have achieved positive results from using this information, but individual cases may vary. My opinions should never be considered legal advice or medical advice. I am not a licensed counselor. Though I make every effort to ensure that my content is helpful and relevant, under no circumstances should my videos be considered anything other than entertainment. Use at your own risk. By watching my videos, listening to my podcasts, reading all of my written published materials, and consuming any of my other content, you agree that any losses or damages incurred as a result of utilizing the information obtained is your sole responsibility, and you agree to release Joshua K. Sigafus from any liability, legal or otherwise. Excerpt: This book titled Mama's last hug, by Frans De Waal, mamas last hug animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves, and I'm going to read the back of it so you kind of know what it's about here. mamas last hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals beginning with mama chimpanzee matriarch, who formed a deep bond with biologist john Van Hoof. Her story and others like it from dogs, adopting the injuries of their companions to rats, helping fellow rats and distressed elephants revisiting the bones of their loved ones show that humans are not the only species with a capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. friends do all opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected. And this book has gotten really good reviews. And I love friends the wall, I have read some of his articles and I have watched some of his talks on you know, the internet. I especially really enjoyed his TED talk about the the alpha male, I was struggling to figure out which friends do all book to read first. But I chose Mama's last hug partly because it's one of the newest of his books and partly because the book that the other book that I really wanted to read chimpanzee politics, it wasn't available as an audiobook at the time. So I actually read or I listened to this book as an audiobook. And then the bonobos are very similar, they kind of are on the opposite end of the coin, you know, chimpanzees are a little bit aggressive and territorial, and, you know, they'll fight with each other to settle disputes, whereas the bonobos are a little different, they are friendly, they never, they've never met a stranger, you know, they solve everything with sex, kind of. And so, you know, humans, it's interesting to know, we kind of land somewhere in the middle of all of that. And it's really, really interesting. And we can take some lessons from our primate cousins, which I believe is valuable. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joshua-sigafus/message

13mins

15 Feb 2021

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Eu, primata - Frans de Waal Capítulo V

Darwin E A Teoria Da Evolução

Neste Episódio relatamos o 5 capítulo do livro “Eu primata” no qual tratou da evolução comparando as relações existente entre os primatas e os seres humanos diante do meio social.

26mins

18 Jan 2021

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Frans de Waal, "Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves" (Norton, 2019)

NBN Book of the Day

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves (W. W. Norton & Company) is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals, beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff.Her story and others like it—from dogs “adopting” the injuries of their companions, to rats helping fellow rats in distress, to elephants revisiting the bones of their loved ones—show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. Frans de Waal opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected.Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Mark Molloy is the reviews editor at MAKE: A Literary Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/book-of-the-day

59mins

1 Oct 2020

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Frans de Waal, "Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves" (Norton, 2019)

New Books in Science

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves (W. W. Norton & Company) is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals, beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff.Her story and others like it—from dogs “adopting” the injuries of their companions, to rats helping fellow rats in distress, to elephants revisiting the bones of their loved ones—show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. Frans de Waal opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected.Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Mark Molloy is the reviews editor at MAKE: A Literary Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/science

59mins

1 Oct 2020

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