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David Sloan Wilson: Visionary, Idealist, Ideologue

Mark E. Borrello

in Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene in 1976 he opined “Be warned that if you wish, as I do, to build a society in which individuals cooperate generously, you can expect little help from ... More


Altruism

Stephen Stich, John M. Doris, and Erica Roedder

in The Moral Psychology Handbook

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582143
eISBN:
9780191594496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological egoists maintain that all human action is ultimately self-interested; psychological altruists agree that much action is ultimately self-interested, but they insist that sometimes people ... More


The Constrained Vision of Evolutionary Ethics

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter adapts Thomas Sowell’s concept of the constrained (or “tragic”) and unconstrained (or “utopian) visions of humanity in its consideration of evolutionary ethics as a lens through which to ... More


Conclusion: The Scenic Imagination Lost and Found

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to the originary hypothesis, humanity and its institutions are most parsimoniously described as originating in a singular event. Representation is a means to prevent the breakdown of the ... More


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