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Morality's Dark Past

Sterelny, Kim


Philip Kitcher's The Ethical, Project tries to vindicates ethics through an analysis of its evolutionary and cultural history, a history which in turn, he thinks, supports a particular conception of the role of moral thinking and normative practices in human social life. As Kitcher sees it, that role could hardly be more central: most of what makes human life human, and preferable to the fraught and impoverished societies of the great apes, depends on moral cognition. From this view of the role...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Analyse and Kritik


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