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Our moral fate : evolution and the escape from tribalism

Author: Allen E Buchanan
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The subject of this book is moral change, including moral progress and regression. The intention is to use the best thinking about the evolution of morality and the best available social science research to determine the possibilities for progressive change in human moralities by examining important morally progressive changes that have already occurred, in order to determine the social conditions that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen E Buchanan
ISBN: 9780262043748 0262043742
OCLC Number: 1112129172
Description: xx, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Darwinians’ un-Darwinian dogmas, or how not to think about morality --
Large-scale moral change: the shift toward inclusive moralities --
The big puzzle: how could a tribalistic Great Ape species ever develop inclusive moralities? --
Failed attempts to solve the big puzzle: cooperation is not enough --
Revisionist prehistory: getting the moral origins story right --
The first piece of the puzzle: surplus reproductive success --
Solving the big puzzle: how surplus reproductive success led to the great uncoupling of morality from fitness --
Turning back the moral clock: regression to tribalistic morality --
Intrasocietal tribalism and the evolutionary roots of ideology --
Taking charge of our moral fate.
Responsibility: Allen Buchanan.

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A provocative and probing argument showing how human beings can for the first time in history take charge of their moral fate.  Read more...

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