Non-Fiction Books:

The Evolution of Morality and Religion

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The Evolution of Morality and Religion by Donald M. Broom
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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 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.

Author Biography

Donald M. Broom is Colleen Macleod Professor of Animal Welfare in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Release date NZ
December 4th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
152x228x18
ISBN-13
9780521821926
Product ID
1772233

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