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The ethical primate humans, freedom, and morality by Mary Midgley

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Free will and determinism,
  • Human beings,
  • Human evolution -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Ethics

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-191) and index.

StatementMary Midgley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1468.5 .M53 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1084659M
ISBN 100415095301
LC Control Number94008485

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