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Review: Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth

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By Frans de Waal “HE WHO understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke,” scribbled Charles Darwin in 1838. Little did he know that his aside would one day inspire the title of a most insightful book about wild baboons by Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth, a husband-and-wife team from the University of Pennsylvania. As large, dog-snouted animals with ferocious teeth, baboons seem distant from us, yet they are genetically quite close to humans. There was even a time when these primates (which, like us,