TITLE

Nature, nurture and liberal values

AUTHOR(S)
Scruton, Roger
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Prospect;Feb2012, Issue 191, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some liberal values involved with the theory of evolution. According to evolutionary psychologists, culture is an adaptation that conferred a reproductive advantage on hunter-gatherer ancestors. It is noted that the theory of evolution challenges liberal values and not religion. It is mentioned that disputes are settled by violence by men who are by nature more aggressive and more inclined.
ACCESSION #
80232593

 

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