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The Resource Evolution and the foundations of ethics : evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories, John Mizzoni

Evolution and the foundations of ethics : evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories, John Mizzoni

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Evolution and the foundations of ethics : evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories
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Evolution and the foundations of ethics
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evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories
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John Mizzoni
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If human biological evolution is part of our worldview, then how do commonplace notions of ethics fit in? In asking the question, what does evolution imply about ethics? we must first be clear about what we mean by evolution. This book discusses four models of evolution (Darwin’s, Dawkins’ Gould’s, and Haught’s). In asking the question, what does evolution imply about ethics? we must also be clear about what we mean by ethics. Do we mean metaethics? If so, which variety? With metaethical theories (such as Error Theory, Expressivism, Moral Relativism, and Moral Realism), theorists are attempting to explain the general nature, status, and origins of ethics. The first four chapters of this book (Part I), look at how metaethical theories fit with evolution. In asking the question, what does evolution imply about ethics? do we mean normative ethics? Theorists who work with normative ethical theories (such as Virtue Ethics, Natural Law Ethics, Social Contract Ethics, Utilitarian Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Ethics of Care), attempt to articulate and defend normative ethics that people can and do use in a practical way when deliberating about specific actions, rules, and policies. The next six chapters (Part II) look at how normative ethical theories fit with evolution. A full reckoning of ethics and evolution demands that we consider the range of ethical elements, both metaethical and normative. Thus, this book looks at what several different models of evolution imply about four metaethical theories and six normative ethical theories. The final chapter (Chp 12), summarizes the book’s findings about evolution and the foundations of ethics. --
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Metaethics
  • Normativity (Ethics)
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Evolution and the foundations of ethics : evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories, John Mizzoni
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
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vii, 263 pages
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(OCoLC)958798003
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Evolution and the foundations of ethics : evolutionary perspectives on contemporary normative and metaethical theories, John Mizzoni
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798003
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780739199831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958798003

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