When: June 15, 2013, 4 to 10pm
Location: DeVargas Park
Event is free and open to the public.
Collected Works presents author and anthropologist, Christopher Boehm, for a reading from his latest book, "Moral Origins: The Evolutions of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame."
Boehm, director of the Jane Goodall Research Center and professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California, explores the moral sense and offers a new theory of altruism. He argues that our moral sense is a defense mechanism, enabling individuals to survive and thrive in groups. Moral Origins explores the evolution of human generosity and cooperation, offering insight into humanity's moral past - and how it might shape our moral future.
The author has contributed to such publications as New Scientist, the New York Times, Times (London,) Natural History and in films for National Geographic, Wild Kingdom and the Discovery Channel. Moral Origins is his fifth book. Boehm divides his time between Los Angeles and Santa Fe.