The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

New York: Oup Usa (2018)
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Abstract

Steven Pinker has said that one of the most important questions humans can ask of themselves is whether moral progress has occurred or is likely to occur. Buchanan and Powell here address that question, in order to provide the first naturalistic, empirically-informed and analytically sophisticated theory of moral progress--explaining the capacities in the human brain that allow for it, the role of the environment, and how contingent and fragile moral progress can be.

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Allen Buchanan
University of Arizona
Russell Powell
Boston University

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