A Darwinian worldview : sociobiology, environmental ethics and the work of Edward O. Wilson / Brian Baxter.

Author
Published
  • Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate c2007
Physical description
1 online resource (208 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-4094-8526-9
  • 1-317-18846-2
  • 1-315-56462-9
  • 1-281-09933-3
  • 9786611099336
  • 0-7546-8674-4
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-193) and index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • The explanatory issue -- Sociobiology -- Evolutionary psychology -- Gene-culture co-evolution -- Consilience -- The moral issue -- Darwinian naturalism, environmentalism and humanism -- Naturalism and morality -- The possibility of environmental ethics -- Evolution, meaning, suffering and death.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is considered in its application to human beings in this book. Brian Baxter examines the various sociobiological approaches to the explanation of human behaviour which view the human brain, and so the human mind, as the product of evolution, and considers the main arguments for and against this claim. In so doing he defends the approaches against some common criticisms, such as the charge that they are reductionist and dehumanising. The impli

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