What does evolutionary ethics mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term evolutionary ethics:


  1. evolutionary ethics(Noun)

    Ethics--the study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct--that is informed yet not uniquely determined by sociobiology--the application of the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of social behaviour in both humans and animals.


  1. Evolutionary ethics

    Evolutionary ethics is a term referring equally to a form of descriptive ethics or normative ethics. Descriptive evolutionary ethics consists of biological approaches to ethics based on the role of evolution in shaping human psychology and behavior. Such approaches may be based in scientific fields such as evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, or ethology with a focus on understanding and explaining observed ethical preferences or choices and their origins. On the other hand, normative evolutionary ethics may represent a more independent attempt to use evolution, alone or partially, to justify an ethical system. This project has not, according to one view, been especially successful; for example, Richard Dawkins describes how we must rise above our selfish genes to behave morally. Dawkins has since expressed interest in what Sam Harris calls a science of morality, which starts with the assumption that "morality" refers to "facts about the flourishing of conscious creatures".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolutionary ethics in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolutionary ethics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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