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Author Broom, Donald M.
Title The evolution of morality and religion / Donald M. Broom.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Author Broom, Donald M.
Subject Ethics, Evolutionary.
Sociobiology -- Religious aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-245) and indexes.
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.
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Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511061951 (electronic bk.)
9780511061950 (electronic bk.)
0511170424 (electronic bk.)
9780511170423 (electronic bk.)
0511070411
9780511070419
051161022X (electronic book)
9780511610226 (electronic book)
0521821924 (Cloth)
0521529247 (pbk.)
9780521821926
9780521529242
0521529247
ISBN/ISSN 9780521529242
OCLC # 57253890
Additional Format Print version: Broom, Donald M. Evolution of morality and religion. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003 0521821924 0521529247 (DLC) 2003055721 (OCoLC)52838627


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