CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Publication Date

2-3-2015

Publication Title

Metapsychology Online Reviews

ISSN

1931-5716

Volume

19

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

Excerpt

The academic world is witnessing the formation and rapidly evolving field of animal studies. I’m not referring to the narrower field of animal rights, begun more or less with the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in 1975, which seems as vibrant a field as ever. Animal studies cuts across and embraces such disciplines as history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, religious studies, art history, sociology, biology, among others. The rapidity by which interesting insights have been formulated and shared in this vast field is staggering. This is also true of another cross-disciplinary field that might be called evolutionary studies. The last decade or so of research in these two broad areas area has helped to shape new understandings of both human and non-human animals. This volume offers representative examples of some of the best work going on at the convergence of these areas.

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