Contract Ethics: Evolutionary Biology and the Moral Sentiments

Full Title Contract Ethics: Evolutionary Biology and the Moral Sentiments
ISBN 0847681181
ISBN13 9780847681181
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Authors Howard Kahane
Overview Recent theorists have suggested that human altruism toward non-family members evolved because of the tremendous benefits of reciprocity. Developing further the notion that evolutionary theory can help to explain moral sentiments, Howard Kahane proposes that a sense of fair play is essential to ethics and argues that moral obligation, too narrowly construed, prevents us from living rationally. He brings his account of fair play to bear on the ethics of various domains of social life including friendship, taxes, civil rights, and nation states.

Author Biography: Howard Kahane, now retired, was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Dimensions 5.76 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.36 (d)
Subjects Professional Responsibility & Legal Ethics
Ethics & Moral Philosophy - Theoretical
Philosophy - General & Miscellaneous
Contract Law


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