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The Ethical Animal
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The Ethical Animal (Paperback)

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First published in 1960, this book discusses the ethical implications of the view of man's nature and his place in the biological world. C. H. Waddington highlights issues of the time, such as social upheavals related to social mobility, and the changing nature of philosophical thinking in relation to the nature of good.





The author argues that man differs from all other animals in his ability for social teaching and learning and that this provides him with a second method of evolutionary advance, in addition to biology. He advances this through the idea that man has the capacity to entertain ethical ideas, which is an essential and necessary feature of this new mode of evolution. From here he draws the conclusion that a consideration of the broad trends of evolution provides a framework within which we can rationally discuss the relative merits of the various systems of ethical belief current in the world.





In presenting his argument, Waddington draws on research in biology, psychology, the social sciences, and philosophy. He concludes with a short consideration of some of the most important ethical problems facing mankind at the time of the book's publication.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesDevelopmental biologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesGenetics non-medicalScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of science Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 12/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781138956933  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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