Frans de Waal

Apr. 05, 2013

Searching for the Roots of 'Right' and 'Wrong'

Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the origins of morality in The Bonobo and the Atheist.

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Oct. 23, 2009

Frans de Waal and 'The Age of Empathy'

Where does empathy come from - and can animals be empathetic? In this segment, primatologist Frans de Waal joins us to discuss the topic.

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