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Theological Ethics through a Multispecies Lens: The Evolution of Wisdom, Volume I

Celia E. Deane-Drummond


There are two driving questions informing this book. The first is where does our moral life come from? The presupposition is that considering morality broadly is inadequate. Instead, different aspects need to be teased apart. It is not sufficient to assume that different virtues are bolted onto a vicious animality, red in tooth and claw. Nature and culture have interlaced histories. By weaving in evolutionary theories and debates on the evolution of compassion, justice, and wisdom, the book shows a richer account of who we are as moral agents. The second driving question concerns our relations ... More

Keywords: morality, evolution, wisdom, multispecies, animal ethics, justice, compassion, conscience, theological ethics, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843344
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Celia E. Deane-Drummond, author
Director of Laudato Si' Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford