Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience

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Morality is often defined in opposition to the natural "instincts," or as a tool to keep those instincts in check. New findings in neuroscience, social psychology, animal behavior, and anthropology have brought us back to the original Darwinian position that moral behavior is continuous with the social behavior of animals, and most likely evolved to enhance the cooperativeness of society. In this view, morality is part of human nature rather than its opposite. This interdisciplinary volume debates the origin and working of ...

Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience 2014, Brill

ISBN-13: 9789004263871

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Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience 2014, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004268166

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