It's been a pleasure, but that's not why I did it. Are Sober and Wilson too generous toward their selfish brethren?
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.
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Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Philosophy at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 97219.
Publication date: 2000-01-01