Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology
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Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology by Giovanni Boniolo
Book DescriptionHow can the discoveries made in the biological sciences play a role in a discussion on the foundation of ethics? This book responds to this question by examining how evolutionism can explain and justify the existence of ethical normativity and the emergence of particular moral systems. Written by a team of philosophers and scientists, the essays collected in this volume deal with the limits of evolutionary explanations, the justifications of ethics, and methodological issues concerning evolutionary accounts of ethics, among other topics. They offer deep insights into the origin and purpose of human moral capacities and of moral systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521856294
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Giovanni Boniolo
Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology, Paperback (November 2009)
This book examines how evolutionism can justify the existence of ethical normativity.
On Scientific representations, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Giovanni Boniolo
Scientific concepts, laws, theories and models are representations but are uniquely different. This book explores each within an original, philosophical framework rooted in the Kantian tradition. Through a revisionist historical approach, it shows how this tradition helps us rethink contemporary issues in epistemology and the philosophy of science.
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Author Biography - Giovanni Boniolo
Giovanni Boniolo is Full Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Padua. He is the author of many articles and books, including Metode e rappresentaazioni del mondo. Per un'altra Filosofia della scienze and, with P. Viali, Filosofia della scienza and Strumenti per ragionare. Gabriele de Anna is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Udine. She is the author of Realismo metafisico e rappresentazione mentale and Il pensiero filosofico e politico de Sebastiana De Apollonia.
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