Human Evolution, Reproduction and Morality (Bradford Books New edition)

Human Evolution, Reproduction and Morality (Bradford Books New edition)

By: Lewis Petrinovich (author)Paperback

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In the first volume of his ambitious trilogy, Petrinovich brings concepts from evolutionary biology, neurophysiology, and cognitive science to bear on such controversial issues as contraception, abortion, infanticide, new reproductive technologies, and fetal tissues research. Although he bases the discussion on extensive scholarly research, he does not hesitate to take a strong position on moral issues.(Published in cloth by Plenum Press, 1995)

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Lewis Petrinovich is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at theUniversity of California, Riverside. He is the author of HumanEvolution, Reproduction, and Morality and Living and DyingWell (MIT Press, 1998).


Part 1 Basic principles: the basic approach; the naturalistic and slippery slope fallacies; basic concepts - evolutionary mechanisms; evolutionary mechanisms and human behaviour; the evolved human social conditions; basic concepts - moral philosophy; the study of moral intuitions. Part 2 Issues in reproduction: contraception, abortion, and infanticide - issues and arguments; the critical nature of personhood; contraception, abortion, and infanticide - polar positions; abortion - policy considerations; reproductive technologies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780262661430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 355
  • ID: 9780262661430
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0262661438
  • edition: New edition

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