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There has been much attention devoted in recent years to the question of whether our moral principles can be related to our biological nature. This collection of essays focuses on the connection between biology, in particular evolutionary biology, and foundational questions in ethics. The book asks such questions as whether humans are innately selfish, and whether there are particular facets of human nature that bear directly on social practices. The volume is organised historically beginning with Aristotle and covering such major figures as Hume and Darwin down to the present and the work of Harvard sociobiologist, E. O. Wilson. This is the first book to offer this historical perspective on the relation of biology and ethics, and has been written by some of the leading figures in the history and philosophy of science, whose work stands very much at the cutting edge of these disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521559232
ISBN-10: 0521559235
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 346
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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