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The price of altruism

George Price and the search for the origins of kindness

by Oren Solomon Harman

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-427) and index.

StatementOren Harman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH429.2.P75 H37 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination451 p. :
Number of Pages451
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24493744M
ISBN 109780393067781
LC Control Number2010011934
OCLC/WorldCa449865346


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