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The evolution of morality and religion
ISBN: 1107136733 1280430958 0511170424 0511061951 0511206321 0511297491 051161022X 0511070411 9780511061950 9780511170423 9780511070419 9780511610226 9780521529242 0521529247 0521821924 0521529247 9780521821926 9781107136731 9781280430954 9780511206320 9780511297496 Year: 2003 Publisher: Cambridge, UK New York Cambridge University Press

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Accepted codes of conduct and established religions are features of human societies throughout the world. Why should this be? In this 2003 book, biologist Donald Broom argues that these aspects of human culture have evolved as a consequence of natural selection; that morally acceptable behaviour benefits the humans and other animals and that a principal function of religion is to underpin and encourage such behaviour. The author provides biological insights drawn especially from work on animal behaviour and presents ideas and information from the fields of philosophy and theology to produce a thought-provoking, interdisciplinary treatment. Scientists who read this book will gain an appreciation of the wider literature on morality and religion, and non-scientists will benefit from the author's extensive knowledge of the biological mechanisms underlying the behaviour of humans and other social animals.

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