The most acclaimed criminologist in the United States, James Q. Wilson, long concerned with the problem of evil deeds, now turns his attention to the reverse side of the coin: why most people perform honorably and well. Eschewing genetic and biological explanations, Wilson argues that most societies that survive do so because they require cooperation between people as a collective, while permitting advantages to accrue to individuals who excel. Wilson shows that questions of human character, of sympathy, and of our moral ...

Moral Intuitions 2000, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780765806314

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