Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology

Cambridge University Press (2006)
Abstract
How can the discoveries made in the biological sciences play a role in a discussion on the foundation of ethics? This book responds to this question by examining how evolutionism can explain and justify the existence of ethical normativity and the emergence of particular moral systems. Written by a team of philosophers and scientists, the essays collected in this volume deal with the limits of evolutionary explanations, the justifications of ethics, and methodological issues concerning evolutionary accounts of ethics, among other topics. They offer deep insights into the origin and purpose of human moral capacities and of moral systems.
Keywords Ethics, Evolutionary  Bioethics
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Call number BJ1311.E97 2006
ISBN(s) 0521122708   0521856299   9780521856294   1139458418   9781139458412
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