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The Science of good and evil: why people cheat, gossip, care, share, and follow the golden rule

Author: Shermer, Michael Publisher: Holt Paperback, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 350 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780805077698Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print BJ45 .S44 2004
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Available 32419001245264
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Science of Good and Evil Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule Contents Prologue: One Long Argument 1 I. The Origins of Morality 1. Transcendent Morality: How Evolution Ennobles Ethics 15 2. Why We Are Moral: The Evolutionary Origins of Morality 24 3. Why We Are Immoral: War, Violence, and the Ignoble Savage Within 65 4. Master of My Fate: Making Moral Choices in a Determined Universe 105 II. A Science of Provisional Ethics S. Can We Be Good Without God?: Science, Religion, and Morality 141 6. How We Are Moral: Absolute, Relative, and Provisional Ethics 157 7. How We Are Immoral: Right and Wrong and How to Tell the Difference 181 8. Rise Above: Tolerance, Freedom, and the Prospects for Humanity 223 Appendix I: The Devil Under Form of Baboon: The Evolution of Evolutionary Ethics 265 Appendix II: Moral and Religious Universals as a Subset of Human Universals 285 Notes 293 Bibliography 317 Illustration Credits 331 Acknowledgments 333 Index 337

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