Ethics in the Context of Evolutionary Naturalism

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dc.creator Maslowe, Gregory A.
dc.date 1999-01-01
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T19:53:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T19:53:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/69
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3963
dc.description The author explores the contributions of three biologists—Ernst Mayr, E. O. Wilson, and Lynn Margulis—to evolutionary theories of ethics. In particular, how does each relate his or her view of ethics to naturalistic and humanistic philosophies? A humanistic ethic could lead to appeals to some sort of \"transcendence\" that is scientifically suspect. Naturalistic ethics, on the other hand, could lead to a sterile view of human culture. Can these two be brought together into some kind of naturalistic humanism? This essay presents some initial steps in this direction, based on a survey of the thought of these scientists.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher Boston Theological Institute
dc.relation http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/69/69
dc.source Journal of Faith and Science Exchange; Journal of Faith and Science Exchange, Vol. 3
dc.title Ethics in the Context of Evolutionary Naturalism
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type Peer-reviewed Article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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