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Bending the rules : morality in the modern world : from relationships to politics and war

Author: Robert A Hinde; Joseph Rotblat
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Hinde argues that understanding the evolutionary origins of our morality and how we bend the rules can help guide us away from global catastrophe and towards a more ethical world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Hinde; Joseph Rotblat
ISBN: 9780199218974 0199218978 9780199218981 0199218986
OCLC Number: 154707939
Description: vii, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ethical principles and precepts --
The evolution of morality --
Ethics and law --
Exchange and reciprocity : conflict in personal relationships --
Ethics and the physical sciences --
Ethics and medicine --
Ethics and politics --
Ethics and business --
Ethics and war --
What does all this mean for the future? --
Appendix : relations to moral philosophy.
Responsibility: Robert A. Hinde ; with contributions from Joseph Rotblat.
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Everywhere stealing, lying and killing are considered wrong. But in some contexts, in war for example, these codes can differ. Robert Hinde argues that understanding the evolutionary origins of our  Read more...

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