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The Evolution of Ethics: Human Sociality and the Emergence of Ethical Mindedness

Series: Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology

By: Blaine J Fowers (Author)

398 pages, biography


Paperback | Jan 2014 | #232201 | ISBN-13: 9781349466139
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Hardback | Mar 2015 | #232199 | ISBN-13: 9781137344656
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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 Evolution of Ethics emphasizes the profound ways that human identity and action are immersed in an ongoing social world.


1. Flourishing and the Function Argument
2. Evolved Human Nature

3. Attachment and Friendship
4. Intersubjectivity and Identity
5. Imitation and the Intricacies of Knowledge
6. Cooperation, Trust, and Justice
7. The Expanding Cultural World, Harmony, and Belonging
8. The Most Political Animals and Shared Identity
9. Conflict, Hierarchy, Social Order, and Status
10. An Aristotelian Theory of Natural Ethics

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Blaine Fowers is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, USA. His scholarship centers on applying Aristotle's ethics to psychological theory, research, and practice. He studies goal pursuit, flourishing, and virtue. Fowers is a co-author of Re-envisioning Psychology and the author of Virtue and Psychology and Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness.

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