Michael Tomasello is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. From 1998 to 2018 he was Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and in 2017 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His scientific work has been recognized by institutions around the world, including the Guggenheim Foundation, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Netherlands, and the German National Academy of Sciences.
If you're after a definitive guide to explain how humans became an
ultra-cooperative and, eventually, moral species, this must be it.
Evolutionary anthropologist Michael Tomasello has followed his last
book, A Natural History of Human Thinking, with another hard
This is an extremely worthwhile addition to the literature on the evolution of morality. It is well written and strikes an excellent balance between easy accessibility and nuanced and novel ideas. This book will appeal to students and researchers from a range of disciplines.--Richard Joyce, author of The Evolution of Morality
This is an important synthesis of the ideas Tomasello has been developing over a number of years, extended with an offer of a philosophically relevant genealogy of morality. Readers will learn much from this informed review of the extensive literature on the evolution of morality--a substantial part of which consists of the major contributions Tomasello and his colleagues have made.--Philip Kitcher, author of The Ethical Project