Morality as a Biological Phenomenon: The Presuppositions of by Gunther S. Stent

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In ad­ dition, biological analysis could not explain the deviation by the animal's mental or behavioral inability to do what is best for its genes, the additional factor might (but not must) be some kind of a moral norm. Obviously, deviation from selfish opportunism is neither a strictly necessary nor a suf­ ficient criterion of morality. Nevertheless, it seems to apply to a wide range of potentially moral behavior in humans (such as celibacy or aid given to a stranger one is certain not to meet again).

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