Author's Bias | Interpretation: conservative

Evolutionary Ethics

survival of the fittest

Some say that through natural selection, human nature developed a moral sense, a disposition to be good. If true, morality could be understood as a result of evolution not the result of:

benefits of socialization

1) divine revelation or

2) possibly human reason or will.


Evolutionary Ethics is based on a naturalistic philosophy, which seeks to explain how moral traits and behavior evolved.

The theory’s objective is to demonstrate how moral values developed, and how they confer a selective advantage for the survival of human beings.

A question about Evolutionary Ethics

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