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Evolutionary Foundations for a Theory of Moral Progress?

Sterelny, Kim


Abstract: Buchanan and Powell develop a concept of moral progress, and build a middle-range theory of how moral progress comes about. They argue on the basis of their view of the evolutionary origins of normative thought that further moral progress towards more inclusive moral and political systems is possible. In doing so the rebut a conservative reading of the evolution of normative thought: a reading that regards the hope for inclusive moral systems as utopian. Buchanan and Powell argue...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-11-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Analyse and Kritik
DOI: 10.1515/auk-2019-0013
Access Rights: Open Access


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