The Place of Normative Ethics Within a Biological Framework
The central question of my paper may be thus formulated: Is there a place for normative ethics within the conceptual framework of biology—the term “biology” taken in a broad sense, as in G. Gaylord Simpson’s view when he says that social science is a branch of biology.
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