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Author Broom, Donald M.

Title The evolution of morality and religion / Donald M. Broom
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages)
Contents Concepts and codes of living -- Cooperation, altruism, reciprocal altruism -- Biological capabilities needed for altruism and morality -- Ideas about morality -- The origins and value of religion -- Other views about the origins of morality and religion -- Social and political consequences of this biological view of morality and religion
Summary Biologist Donald Broom argues that morality and the central components of religion are of great value, and presents two central ideas: that morality has a biological foundation and has evolved as a consequence of natural selection, and secondly, that religions are essentially structures underpinning morality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-245) and indexes
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Subject Ethics, Evolutionary.
Sociobiology -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511061951 (electronic bk.)
0511170424 (electronic bk.)
051161022X (electronic book)
9780511061950 (electronic bk.)
9780511170423 (electronic bk.)
9780511610226 (electronic book)