It's been a pleasure, but that's not why I did it. Are Sober and Wilson too generous toward their selfish brethren?
Abstract:Sober and Wilson demonstrate convincingly the fallacies of arguments for fundamental biological and psychological selfishness and establish the plausibility of both biological and psychological altruism. However, I suggest that they are more generous to proponents of fundamental selfishness than they need be and that morality is closer to our evolved and learned capacities than they suggest. I am less generous toward advocates of fundamental selfishness than are our altruistic authors.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Philosophy at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 97219.
Publication date: January 1, 2000