30 May '11, 6pm

Is Morality For Humans Only? Book Review: The Moral Lives of Animals

devotes his latest book to making the case that morality is not limited to the human species, and that animals just might have their own moral codes, too. We humans just have to adjust our definition of morality: instead of a simplistic, human-centric view that morality is a set of written laws and values, or some kind of altruistic sense of right and wrong, Peterson suggests that it is more like a set of natural instincts. These instincts guide the behavior and social interactions of most, if not all, animals, who demonstrate them through behavior both in the wild and in captive conditions.

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