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.

empathy, morality, bonobo, apes, primates, primatology, anthropology

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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