A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £6.50 (50%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
£6.49
Kindle price
£12.99
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£6.50 (50%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Origins of Virtue (Pe... has been added to your Basket
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Origins of Virtue (Penguin Press Science) Paperback – 30 Oct 1997

4.2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£12.99
£7.54 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Great Discounts
Shop the Books Outlet. Discover some great deals on top titles. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • The Origins of Virtue (Penguin Press Science)
  • +
  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science)
  • +
  • Genome: The Autobiography Of Species In 23 Chapters: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Total price: £32.79
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (30 Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140244042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140244045
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

Why are people nice to each other? What are the reasons for altruism? Matt Ridley explains how the human mind has evolved a special instinct for social exchange, offering a lucid and persuasive argument about the paradox of human benevolence.

About the Author

MATT RIDLEY is a research fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and a Trustee of the International Centre for Life, living in Northumberland. His last book, The Red Queen, was short-listed for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for science books and the Writers' Guild Award for non-fiction.


Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

13 February 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
17 September 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
11 May 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
24 April 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
23 September 2012
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
7 September 1999
Format: Paperback
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
19 March 2011
Format: Paperback

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?