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Author: HAUSER, MARC D. Title: Moral minds. How nature designed our universal sense of right and wrong.
Description: New York, Harper Collins. 2006. Hardcover. Very Good.l Though Hauser himself believes that the moral machinery of human brains has been designed by the "blind hand" of Darwinian selection, he rejects such extreme interpretations. There's no gene for altruism, he says, so we can't derive specific rules for conduct from the structure of our DNA. And for that reason, we shouldn't worry that our genetic inheritance leaves us trapped in an unchanging set of moral beliefs or judgments. On the contrary, our biology does not fix the range of possible moral systems, which is constrained only by history and culture. What that biology gives us is a set of very general principles on the basis of which we are able to develop one system of moral beliefs or another. Part of a revieuw in the Guardian by Jonathan Derbyshire.
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