Frans de Waal on What Animals Teach Us About Ourselves

Reading Our Times | 9 November 2024 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Frans de Waal has died at 75 (Emory University obituary). This 2021 interview about his book Mama’s Last Hug explores the moving and fascinating world of animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves. And serves nicely to showcase his work describing the rich inner life of primates and some other species.

See also other episodes with Frans de Waal. And John Hawks’ remembrance of Frans De Waal.

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Primatologist Frans De Waal Explores What Humans Can Learn From Animal Emotions

On Second Thought | 27 August 2019 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Frans de Waal about his book Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves. Discusses the evidence for animal emotions, how they compare with human emotions, and how this challenges notions of animals as stimulus response machines.

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