Sunday, March 16, 2014

Darwin's Dangerous Idea

John Mikhail

Some readers might be interested in this new paper, which will be published in a symposium issue of Ethics devoted to experimental ethics.  The paper takes up a question Darwin famously raised in The Descent of Man--whether the moral sense is uniquely human--and it argues that cases of harmful battery (the underlying tort in many ATS and Section 1983 cases, among others) might serve as a useful wedge into this issue.   A short interview I gave on the same topic can be found at Philosophy Bites.

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