The Morality Maze
People still believe that any behavior is permitted so long as they can get away with it. This attitude makes our current moral situation both ... Show synopsis People still believe that any behavior is permitted so long as they can get away with it. This attitude makes our current moral situation both confusing and discouraging. In addition, society has lost confidence in traditional methods of strengthening morality, be it the family, the schools, religion, or the law. Our failure to create a peaceful, moral world is all the more disturbing when compared to the tremendous strides we have made in science and its application to business and industry, medicine, communications, transportation, and agriculture. In The Morality Maze, Neil M. Daniels expands the concept of morality by assigning it a scientific base in biology. In the past, each individual immoral behavior was described and defined, but we failed to discern what they have in common, other than being forbidden. Daniels reveals one simple moral factor that pervades all moral and immoral behavior. This "common denominator" is a bioenvironmental fact of human ecology. The human ecosystem artifact common to all forms of morality is "property," an innovative component of moral ecology theory that has revolutionary implications for moral philosophy, law, education, and daily life.