Conclusions and Final Reflections



In this last chapter the major conclusions from the individual chapters in this book are summarised and integrated. The chapter closes with a section about the need to reconcile traditional and modern ideologies. It is argued that the evolutionary approach is a good way to bring together religious and secular ideologies in order to reflect upon and develop a new global ethics focussed on a long-term evolutionary perspective. It systematises the questions that need to be addressed regarding the values and norms to be adapted and shaped for the future successful enhancement of human potentialities conducive to further hominisation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anthropology and Social BiologyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Population and Family Study Centre (CBGS), Flemish Scientific InstituteBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)BrusselsBelgium

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