The Evolution of Morality

The Evolution of Morality

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This interdisciplinary collection presents novel theories, includes provocative re-workings of longstanding arguments, and offers a healthy cross-pollination of ideas to the morality literature. Structures, functions, and content of morality are reconsidered as cultural, religious, and political components are added to the standard biological/environmental mix. Innovative concepts such as the Periodic Table of Ethics and evidence for morality in non-human species illuminate areas for further discussion and research. And some of the booka€™s contributors question premises we hold dear, such as morality as a product of reason, the existence of moral truths, and the motto a€œlife is good.a€ Highlights of the coverage: The tripartite theory of Machiavellian morality: judgment, influence, and conscience as distinct moral adaptations. Prosocial morality from a biological, cultural, and developmental perspective. The containment problem and the evolutionary debunking of morality. A comparative perspective on the evolution of moral behavior. A moral guide to depravity: religiously-motivated violence and sexual selection. Game theory and the strategic logic of moral intuitions. The Evolution of Morality makes a stimulating supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the evolutionary sciences, particularly in psychology, biology, anthropology, sociology, political science, religious studies, and philosophyMcKay, R., aamp; Whitehouse, H. (2014). Religion and morality. ... Utilitarianism and other essays. London: ... Cooperation and competition in chimpanzees: Current understanding and future challenges. ... Principia ethica. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Nagel, T. (1991). Mortal questions. London: Canto. Nash, J.

Title:The Evolution of Morality
Author:Todd K. Shackelford, Ranald D. Hansen
Publisher:Springer - 2015-08-10


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