Naturally Good: A Behavioral History of Moral Development from Charles Darwin to E.O. Wilson

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NATURALLY GOOD is a behavioral history of moral development traced through the writings of key 19th and 20th century thinkers beginning with Herbert Spencer and concluding with E. O. Wilson. The book is in response to an appeal by Charles Darwin for ethicists and biologists to take a close and careful look at the emergence of moral behavior within the human community based upon natural history rather than revelation of divine mandates. "As far as I know," said Darwin in 1871, "no one has approached moral development exclusively from the side of natural history." The book systematically explores the thoughts on moral development in the works of Spencer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Sartre, Viktor Frankl, Albert Schweitzer, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jean Piaget, Sir Julian Huxley, and E.O. Wilson.

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John H. Morgan, Ph.D. (Hartford), D.Sc. (C.A.S./London), Psy.D. (Foundation House/Oxford), is The Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of Social Sciences at the Graduate Theological Foundation where he has also been President since 1982. Since 1998, he has been teaching in the international summer program of Oxford University where he was appointed to the program’s Board of Studies in 1995. He has held postdoctoral appointments at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton and has been a National Science Foundation Science Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. He has also held three postdoctoral appointments at the University of Chicago and currently holds a joint faculty appointment at Cloverdale College as The Sir Julian Huxley Professor of the History and Philosophy of Education. The author of over thirty books and scores of scholarly articles, his latest book is entitled, THE P.R.I.M.E. FACTOR: A Radical Philosophy of Collaborative Education, 2004.

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