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Evolved morality: The biology and philosophy of human conscience

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Affiliations: 1: aLiving Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Psychology Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2: bDepartment of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA; 3: cDepartment of Biology, University of Padua, Via U. Bassi 58/B, 35131 Padua, Italy; 4: dDepartment of Evolutionary and Functional Biology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy


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