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An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics / Edition 1

An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics / Edition 1

by Scott M. James
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405193964

ISBN-13: 9781405193962

Pub. Date: 12/21/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Offering the first general introductory text to this subject, the timely Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics reflects the most up-to-date research and current issues being debated in both psychology and philosophy. The book presents students to the areas of cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics.

  • The first general

Overview

Offering the first general introductory text to this subject, the timely Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics reflects the most up-to-date research and current issues being debated in both psychology and philosophy. The book presents students to the areas of cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics.

  • The first general introduction to evolutionary ethics

  • Provides a comprehensive survey of work in three distinct areas of research: cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics

  • Presents the most up-to-date research available in both psychology and philosophy

  • Written in an engaging and accessible style for undergraduates and the interested general reader

  • Discusses the evolution of morality, broadening its relevance to those studying psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405193962
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,243,443
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Biologist and Philosopher Walk into a Bar…

Part I: From “Selfish Genes” to Moral Beings: Moral Psychology After Darwin.

1. Natural Selection and Human Nature.

2. The (Earliest) Roots of Right.

3. The Caveman’s Conscience.

4. Just Deserts.

5. The Science of Virtue and Vice.

Part II: From “What is” to “What Ought to Be:” Moral Philosophy After Darwin.

6. Social Harmony, The Good, The Bad, and the Biologically Ugly.

7. Hume’s Law.

8. Moore’s Naturalistic Fallacy.

9. Rethinking Moore and Hume.

10. Evolutionary Anti-Realism: Early Efforts.

11. Contemporary Evolutionary Anti-Realism.

12. Options for the Evolutionary Realist.

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