The Physiology of Moral Maturity

Journal of Moral Education 20 (2):127-137 (1991)
One way of looking at moral maturity is as the outcome of growth, which has its roots in genetical sources--that is to say in an inherited propensity for social behaviour--and the existence within the brain of centres that have evolved to mediate such growth. A further, and related, factor in this evolution was the emergence of language, which both extended the range of perception and intensified the experiences of inter-personal life. In this paper, the evidence for an evolutionary approach to human morality is set out, and some conclusions drawn about how social/moral potentialities may best be nourished through brain development between birth and maturity, supplemented by the process of education
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0305724910200202
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,209
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Andrew Mason (1990). Gilligan's Conception of Moral Maturity. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 20 (2):167–179.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

2 ( #746,643 of 1,941,049 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #458,101 of 1,941,049 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.