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Leviathan, natural selection, and ethics

Borges, Renee M (1998) Leviathan, natural selection, and ethics. In: Current Science, 74 (9). pp. 750-758.


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This paper presents a review of a conceptual framework for approaching questions on the origin, evolution and maintenance of ethical systems in animal societies. It also traces links in selected ideas in moral philosophy leading to Darwin and the implications of the Darwinian paradigm of natural selection for morality in humans and other animals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1427

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