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Evolution and Ethics: A Critique of Sociobiology

By: Franklin Roy Bennett (Author)


Hardback | Aug 2015 | #232206 | ISBN-13: 9781137523815
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Does evolution inform the ancient debate regarding the roles that reason and instinct play in how we decide what to do? Evolution and Ethics offers an insightful analysis of four epistemological types of sociobiology which appear in the extant literature, and includes a preliminary analysis of Darwinism itself.


1 Introduction
2 Two Theories of Evolution
3 Descriptive Instinctivism
4 Descriptive Rationalism
5 Prescriptive Instinctivism
6 Prescriptive Rationalism

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Franklin Roy Bennett received his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York, USA, where he has also taught as an adjunct professor. He received his BSc and MA from the University of Guelph, Canada and has taught as a secondary school science teacher.

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