The Evolution of Morality and Religion

Cambridge University Press (2003)
Donald Broom argues that morality and the central components of religion are of great value, and presents two central ideas. He asserts that morality has a biological foundation and has evolved as a consequence of natural selection, and that religions are essentially the structures supporting morality. Many philosophers and theologians write about morality and its origins without reference to biological processes such as evolution. Likewise, biologists discuss phenomena of importance to human morality and religion without taking account of the thoughts of others on these subjects.
Keywords Ethics, Evolutionary  Sociobiology Religious aspects
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Call number BJ1311.B72 2003
ISBN(s) 0521821924   0521529247   9780521529242
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