Contract Ethics: Evolutionary Biology and the Moral Sentiments (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy)

Contract Ethics: Evolutionary Biology and the Moral Sentiments (Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy)

By: Howard Kahane (author)Paperback

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Recent theorists have suggested that human altruism toward non-family members evolved because of the tremendous benefits of reciprocity. Developing further the notion that evolutionary theory can help to explain moral sentiments, Howard Kahane proposes that a sense of fair play is essential to ethics and argues that moral obligation, too narrowly construed, prevents us from living rationally. He brings his account of fair play to bear on the ethics of various domains of social life including friendship, taxes, civil rights, and nation states.

About Author

Howard Kahane, now retired, was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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  • ISBN13: 9780847681181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780847681181
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 0847681181

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