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The secret chain : evolution and ethics

Author: Michael Bradie
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994.
Series: SUNY series in philosophy and biology.
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Genre/Form: History
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Bradie, Michael.
Secret chain.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)609742993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bradie
ISBN: 0791421058 9780791421055 0791421066 9780791421062
OCLC Number: 29549324
Description: xiii, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ethics and evolution. The secret chain ; Epistemology from an evolutinary point of view ; Ethics from an evolutionary point of view ; Morals and models ; Evolution and ethics --
Altruism, benevolence, and self-love in eighteenth century British moral philosophy. Introductioin ; Benevolence and self-love from Hobbes to Mackintosh ; The eighteenth century legacy --
The moral realm of nature: Nineteenth century views on ethics and evolution. Introduction ; Natureal facts and natural values ; Nature, culture, and conflict --
Human nature. Introduction ; The concept of human nature ; Human nature and moral theory ; Human nature and ideology ; Does Darwinism undermine the concept of human nature? --
Three contemporary approaches to evolutionary ethics. Introduction ; The wisdom of the Genes: The sociobiology of ethics ; Richard Alexander and the biological basis of morality ; Robert Richards and the revised theory ; General conclusion --
Darwinism and the moral status of animals. Introduction ; Singer's expanding circle argument ; James Rachels on "moral individualism" ; Rodd on the rights of animals and our duties toward them ; Conclusion --
Final reflections. Summary of the argument ; The biological roots of morality ; The relevance of Darwin for moral philosophy.
Series Title: SUNY series in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: by Michael Bradie.

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