The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress

The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress

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What is ethics? Where do moral standards come from? Are they based on emotions, reason, or some innate sense of right and wrong? For many scientists, the key lies entirely in biology--especially in Darwinian theories of evolution and self-preservation. But if evolution is a struggle for survival, why are we still capable of altruism?

In his classic study The Expanding Circle, Peter Singer argues that altruism began as a genetically based drive to protect one's kin… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 18, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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