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The Resource Biology and the foundation of ethics, edited by Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse

Biology and the foundation of ethics, edited by Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse

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Biology and the foundation of ethics
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Biology and the foundation of ethics
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edited by Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse
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eng
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"Much attention has been devoted in recent years to the question of whether our moral principles can be related to our biological nature. This collection of new essays focuses on the connections between biology, in particular evolutionary biology, and foundational questions in ethics. The book asks, for example, whether humans are innately selfish and whether there are particular facets of human nature that bear directly on social practices." "The volume is organized 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. It is one of the first efforts to provide historical perspective on the relationships between biology and ethics, and it has been written by some of the leading figures in the history and philosophy of science, authors whose work is very much at the cutting edge of these disciplines."--
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Maienschein, Jane
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illustrations
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non fiction
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Ruse, Michael
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Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
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  • Bioethics
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Sociobiology
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Biology and the foundation of ethics, edited by Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse
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  • nc
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  • txt
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Contents
  • The state and nature of unity and freedom : German romantic biology and ethics
  • Myles W. Jackson
  • Darwin's romantic biology : the foundation of his evolutionary ethics
  • Robert J. Richards
  • Nietzsche and Darwin
  • Jean Gayon
  • Evolutionary ethics in the twentieth century : Julian Sorell Huxley and George Gaylord Simpson
  • Michael Ruse
  • The laws of inheritance and the rules of morality : early geneticists on evolution and ethics
  • Marga Vicedo
  • Aristotle on the biological roots of virtue : the natural history of natural virtue
  • Scientific responsibility and political context : the case of genetics under the swastika
  • Diane B. Paul and Raphael Falk
  • The case against evolutionary ethics today
  • Peter G. Woolcock
  • Biology and value theory
  • Robert J. McShea and Daniel W. McShea
  • James G. Lennox
  • The moral status of animals in eighteenth-century British philosophy
  • Michael Bradie
  • From natural law to evolutionary ethics in enlightenment French natural history
  • Phillip R. Sloan
  • French evolutionary ethics during the third republic : Jean de Lanessan
  • Paul Lawrence Farber
Control code
FIEb17593700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521559232
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • ocm39696035
  • (OCoLC)39696035
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Biology and the foundation of ethics, edited by Jane Maienschein, Michael Ruse
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The state and nature of unity and freedom : German romantic biology and ethics
  • Myles W. Jackson
  • Darwin's romantic biology : the foundation of his evolutionary ethics
  • Robert J. Richards
  • Nietzsche and Darwin
  • Jean Gayon
  • Evolutionary ethics in the twentieth century : Julian Sorell Huxley and George Gaylord Simpson
  • Michael Ruse
  • The laws of inheritance and the rules of morality : early geneticists on evolution and ethics
  • Marga Vicedo
  • Aristotle on the biological roots of virtue : the natural history of natural virtue
  • Scientific responsibility and political context : the case of genetics under the swastika
  • Diane B. Paul and Raphael Falk
  • The case against evolutionary ethics today
  • Peter G. Woolcock
  • Biology and value theory
  • Robert J. McShea and Daniel W. McShea
  • James G. Lennox
  • The moral status of animals in eighteenth-century British philosophy
  • Michael Bradie
  • From natural law to evolutionary ethics in enlightenment French natural history
  • Phillip R. Sloan
  • French evolutionary ethics during the third republic : Jean de Lanessan
  • Paul Lawrence Farber
Control code
FIEb17593700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521559232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm39696035
  • (OCoLC)39696035

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