The Morality Maze: An Introduction to Moral Ecology

The Morality Maze: An Introduction to Moral Ecology

by Neil M. Daniels
     
 

People still believe that any behavior is permitted so long as they can get away with it. This attitude makes our current moral situation both confusing and discouraging. In addition, society has lost confidence in traditional methods of strengthening morality, be it the family, the schools, religion, or the law. Our failure to create a peaceful, moral world is all

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People still believe that any behavior is permitted so long as they can get away with it. This attitude makes our current moral situation both confusing and discouraging. In addition, society has lost confidence in traditional methods of strengthening morality, be it the family, the schools, religion, or the law. Our failure to create a peaceful, moral world is all the more disturbing when compared to the tremendous strides we have made in science and its application to business and industry, medicine, communications, transportation, and agriculture.

In The Morality Maze, Neil M. Daniels expands the concept of morality by assigning it a scientific base in biology. In the past, each individual immoral behavior was described and defined, but we failed to discern what they have in common, other than being forbidden. Daniels reveals one simple moral factor that pervades all moral and immoral behavior. This "common denominator" is a bioenvironmental fact of human ecology. The human ecosystem artifact common to all forms of morality is "property," an innovative component of moral ecology theory that has revolutionary implications for moral philosophy, law, education, and daily life.

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Daniels advances a new way of examining and analyzing the nature of morality that demands a redefinition of the concept of "property" that includes our lives, our thoughts and ideas, and all that we create and accumulate in the course of acquiring the requisites of a fulfilling life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879756970
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.95(d)

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