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Evolutionary and genetic ethics

  • Natürlichkeitby Dieter Birnbacher

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 42.00

    In everyday morality, ?naturalness? definitely continues to be a positively charged term. It plays a significant role wherever technical progress opens up natural processes to human control, for example in reproductive medicine, genetics and modern agriculture. This book enquires into the reasons and motives for the privileged position of... more...

  • Moral Originsby Christopher Boehm

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 28.99

    The natural and cultural history of the evolution of our sense of ethics, by a leading anthropologist of human morality. more...

  • The Evolution of Morality and Religionby Donald M. Broom

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 56.00

    This 2003 book is an interdisciplinary treatment of the evolution of morality and religion, drawing from biology, philosophy and theology. more...

  • Defending the Genetic Supermarketby Colin Gavaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 67.95

    The controversial topic of the technology of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, and the muddled approach to this subject adopted by the UK Parliament, is explored in detail in this volume. The author takes the viewpoint that the HFEA has taken insufficient notice to date of certain core ethical principles and makes the case for a much more ethically... more...

  • Evolution and Moralityby Sanford Levinson; James E. Fleming

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 55.25

    Can theories of evolution explain the development of our capacityfor moral judgment and the content of morality itself?If bad behavior punished by the criminal law is attributableto physical causes, rather than being intentional or voluntaryas traditionally assumed, what are the implications for rethinkingthe criminal justice system? Is evolutionary... more...

  • Biology and the Foundations of Ethicsby Jane Maienschein; Michael Ruse

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    This collection of essays focuses on the connection between biology and questions in ethics. more...

  • Einführung in die Allgemeine Ethikby Michael Quante

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 171.66

    Die Ethik ist nicht nur ein zentrales Thema in der philosophischen Forschung, sondern steht auch im Mittelpunkt zahlreicher öffentlicher Diskussionen. In dieser mittlerweile in 5. Auflage vorliegenden Einführung in die Allgemeine Ethik erläutert der Autor anschaulich die zentralen Begriffe, diskutiert kritisch die wichtigsten Grundpositionen und leitet... more...

  • Primates and Philosophersby Frans de Waal; Stephen Macedo; Josiah Ober

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned... more...

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