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Why Good is Good : The Sources of Morality - Robert Hinde

Why Good is Good

The Sources of Morality

Paperback Published: 21st February 2002
ISBN: 9780415277532
Number Of Pages: 256

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Where do our moral beliefs come from? Theologians and scientists provide often conflicting answers. Robert Hinde resolves these conflicts to offer a groundbreaking, multidisciplinary response, drawing on psychology, philosophy, evolutionary biology and social anthropology.
Hinde argues that understanding the origins of our morality can clarify the debates surrounding contemporary ethical dilemmas such as genetic modification, increasing consumerism and globalisation. Well-chosen examples and helpful summaries make this an accessible volume for students, professionals and others interested in contemporary and historical ethics.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Setting the Stagep. 1
What Does Morality Include?p. 3
The Approachp. 12
Notes for a Conceptual Tool-Kitp. 26
Continuity and Changep. 30
Morality and the Self-Systemp. 34
Where Do Moral Precepts Come From?p. 45
Acquisition of a ' Moral Sense' and Moral Codesp. 47
Sources of Moral Precepts: Relations with Kinp. 61
Sources of Moral Precepts: Relations with Non-Relativesp. 72
Sources of Moral Precepts: Status, Rightsp. 95
Sources of Moral Precepts: Sex- and Gender-Related Issuesp. 103
Sources of Moral Precepts: Social and Religious Systemsp. 128
Speculations Concerning the Emergence of Moral Systemsp. 135
Some Practical and Theoretical Issuesp. 151
Sources of Conflictp. 153
Emphasis on Biological Bases is Not Biological Determinismp. 171
Conclusionp. 177
Notesp. 193
Referencesp. 211
Name Indexp. 232
Subject Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780415277532
ISBN-10: 0415277531
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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