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20) Hamilton was a gifted ethologist interested in social insects, which show extreme altruism.
He finds resources in the thought of Freud and also in the research of the ethologist Konrad Lorenz.
Instead of the devious figure of Renaissance imagining (the "murderous Machiavel"), Masters introduces a proto-Darwinian, a man whose reflections on human nature foresee the researches of ethologists, biologists, and neuroscientists.
Ethologists have observed that animals in their normal field conditions will demonstrate behaviors one might never see them exhibit in an artificial setting such as a laboratory or a zoo.
Instead, Wilson turns to Aristotle for guidance on human sociability and human character; "Two millennia before the research of psychologists and ethologists confirmed it, Aristotle noted that having and sharing are innate" [77].
The approach in this program, carried out among the Eipo-Mek people of the highlands of Irian Jaya, has been comprehensive, involving separate but at least partially inter-related projects by ethnologists, experts on material culture, psychologists, linguists, biologists, agronomists, botanists, and human ethologists.
The section on breeding animals in zoos is a masterly short review of the skill and sheer genius that zoo nutritionists, veterinarians, ethologists, curators, and keepers have applied to enhance the health and husbandry of animals in their care.
The book is brimming with examples of captivating exotic animal behavior, of the sort most often studied by naturalists or ethologists, such as the behavior of cricket wasps (p.
Primatologists and ethologists would answer: not so.
She discusses what has been said about the human-animal differences in ancient religion and indigenous myth and the writings of Western and Eastern philosophers, what can be learned from animal psychologists and ethologists, and whether humans and animals are on different moral planes.
This book should be of interest to biologists of many stripes: ornithologists, ethologists, ecologists, neurophysiologists, and evolutionary and conservation biologists.