Evolutionary Pragmatism and Ethics by Beth L. Eddy [Book Review]

The Pluralist 14 (2):126-128 (2019)
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Abstract
The fact that Dewey was born the same year in which Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published is one of the historical coincidences most commonly mentioned by those interested in American philosophy. Such lack of originality—mine included—is perfectly justified by the fact that pragmatism would not exist, at least not as we know it, without Darwin. The intersection between philosophy and evolutionary theories has been amply explored. In this book, Beth L. Eddy offers us an additional examination, focused, this time, on the contribution of Darwinism and pragmatism to ethics.Eddy begins by examining the context in which Darwinism emerged and the two contrasting ethical standpoints derived from it, namely...
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