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Moral Animals: Ideals and Constraints in Moral Theory

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Moral Animals offers a brand new approach to moral theory. Drawing on anthropology, sociology, and evolutionary theory, as well as philosophy of language and philosophy of science, Catherine Wilson shows how to understand and reconcile our moral aspirations for a just world with the constraints human nature places on us. This ambitious book will spark fresh debates within ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by OUP UK (first published January 1st 2004)
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Current Academic Position:

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Andrew Heiskell Research Scholar

Education:

Ph.D. Princeton University
B.Phil. University of Oxford
B.A. Yale University

Research Interests:

17th and 18th Century History and Philosophy of Science
Moral and Social Theory
Philosophy of Literature

Courses Recently Taught:

Biology and Morality (Spring 2008)
Empiricism: Bacon to Hume (Fall 2
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