Evolving Ethics: The New Science of Good and Evil

Steven Mascaro, Kevin Burt Korb, Ann Elizabeth Nicholson, Owen Grant Woodberry

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    This book describes the application of Artificial Life simulation to evolutionary scenarios of wide ethical interest, including the evolution of altruism, rape and abortion, providing a new meaning to a??experimental philosophya??. The authors also apply evolutionary ALife techniques to explore contentious issues within evolutionary theory itself, such as the evolution of aging. They justify these uses of simulation in science and philosophy, both in general and in their specific applications here. Evolving Ethics will be of interest to researchers, enthusiasts, students and interested lay readers in the fields of Artificial Life, philosophy of science, ethics, agent- and individual-based modeling in ecology and the social sciences, computer simulation, evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and the social sciences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationExeter UK
    PublisherImprint Academic
    Number of pages279
    ISBN (Print)9781845402068
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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