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2010 | 9 | 132-147
Article title

MORALITY IN THE LIGHT OF THE EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCES (Moralnosc w swietle nauk ewolucyjnych)

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Abstracts
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The current paper puts forward the relationship between morality and evolutionary sciences and limits of evolutionary explanation. In order to study these connections, the following steps are taken: firstly, structure of evolutionary theory is presented. General evolutionary mechanisms (natural selection, sexual selection, kin selection) are summarized in detail. Secondly, middle-level evolutionary theories (reciprocal altruism, parental investment, parent-offspring conflict) are presented in context of morality and ethics. Thirdly, relationships between two visions of morality - 'Veneer Theory' and 'View of Morality as an Outgrowth of the Social Instincts' - are discussed in the light of the scientific arguments. Finally, the need to consider cognitive science and evolutionary psychology in naturalizing morality is demonstrated.
Year
Volume
9
Pages
132-147
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Mateusz Hohol, Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawla II w Krakowie, Wydzial Filozoficzny, ul. Kanonicza 9, 31-002 Kraków, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA09356
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bwmeta1.element.512b1f56-427d-3016-9192-060371abb05d
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