The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom, and Morality

Routledge (1994)
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In The Ethical Primate , Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement , addresses the fundamental question of human freedom. Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand how each human-being can be a living part of the natural world and still be free. Midgley explores their responses to this seeming paradox and argues that our evolutionary origin explains both why and how human freedom and morality have come about
Keywords Free will and determinism  Human beings  Human evolution Moral and ethical aspects  Ethics
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Call number BJ1468.5.M53 1996
ISBN(s) 041513224X   9780415132244   9780203029848
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