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Published: 05 February 2009

279 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199218981

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Bending the Rules

The Flexibility of Absolutes in Modern Life

Robert A. Hinde

  • This is a new approach to morality combining an evolutionary approach with observations on how people actually behave in the real world.
  • Considers how we bend the rules of morality in a variety of situations, from personal relationships to science, law, business, politics and war.
  • Written with contributions from Nobel Peace Laureate Sir Joseph Rotblat.
  • Robert A. Hinde is an eminent biologist who also has a long career as a high-profile campaigner for peace and ethical responsibility within science.
  • Takes a humanist standpoint - arguing for a deeper appreciation of the nature of morality so that we may avoid global catastrophe, and strive for a more ethical, just, and peaceful world.