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The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom and Morality (Hardback)
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The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom and Morality (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 13/10/1994
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In The Ethical Primate, Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement, addresses the fundamental question of human freedom.
Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand how each human-being can be a living part of the natural world and still be free. Midgley explores their responses to this seeming paradox and argues that our evolutionary origin explains both why and how human freedom and morality have come about.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415095303
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."arduous and instructive...."
-"Ethics & Medicine, 1998
"Clearly and gracefully written, it should prove very interesting and accessible to a wide audience.."
-"Choice
"Although her account hardly answers all the perplexities concerning relations of mind to body or how we can act freely, her honest and informed probing provides a highly sensible perspective. As a brief work not attempting to survey the literature (it has no bibliography), but it does exhibit knowledge of a fair range of relevant biological and philosophical literature. Clearly and gracefully written, it should prover very interesting and accessible to a wide audience. Undergraduate through professional "Choice, April, 1995."
""The Ethical Primate raises basic and profound questions about what it means to be human and proposes some provocative answers."
-"Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society
"The book is especially good incriticizing egoistic explanations of morality...blends philosophy and science in a conversational, rather than technical or rigorous, style."
- "Ethics

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