The Evolution of Ethics

Human Sociality and the Emergence of Ethical Mindedness

  • Blaine J. Fowers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolved Human Nature

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  3. Human Sociality

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      Pages 65-65
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  4. Conclusion

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-385

About this book


In this ground-breaking book, Aristotelian and evolutionary understandings of human social nature are brought together to provide an integrative, psychological account of human ethics. The book emphasizes the profound ways that human identity and action are immersed in an ongoing social world.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Blaine J. Fowers
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  1. 1.University of MiamiUSA

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