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    Evolution and Morality Nomos LII

    ISBN-10: 081477122X
    ISBN-13: 9780814771228
    Edition: 2012
    Description: In the controversy over female genital mutilation, Congress was quick to condemn practices throughout Africa and the Middle East and to take action criminalizing the practice domestically. Yet at the same time, it bluntly dismissed Amnesty  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: New York University Press
    Publication Date: 9/10/2012
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 409
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.210
    Language: English

    In the controversy over female genital mutilation, Congress was quick to condemn practices throughout Africa and the Middle East and to take action criminalizing the practice domestically. Yet at the same time, it bluntly dismissed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch when they pointed out human rights violations closer to home in the form of the disproportionately high rate of the imposition of capital punishment on black men, and the disempowerment of poor women under new draconian welfare rules. The irony of the United States' international condemnation of types of activities in which it engages within its own borders is not lost on Third World critics.Moral Imperialismsets out to bring an international human rights framework to the analysis of current international and domestic legal, political, and cultural crises. It explores the United States' moral supremacy during a time of clear domestic shortcomings and asks whether insisting that other nations adhere to norms that derive from dominant U.S. culture and history may harm societies—both within and outside of the U.S.—with radically different cultures and histories.Contributors include Beverly Greene, Kevin Johnson, M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly, Holly Maguigan, Boaventura De Sousa Santos, Saskia Sassen, and Eric Yamamoto.

    Preface
    Contributors
    Naturalistic Ethics
    Naturalistic Ethics without Fallacies
    The Two Faces of Morality: How Evolutionary Theory Can Both Vindicate and Debunk Morality (with a Special Nod to the Growing Importance of Law)
    Missing Heritability: Hidden Environment in Genetic Studies of Human Behavior
    Law and Behavioral Morality
    Law and Behavioral Morality
    Rethinking Unreasonableness: A Comment on Nita Farahany's "Law and Behavioral Morality"
    A Case Study in Neuroscience and Responsibility
    Science Fiction: Some Unexamined Assumptions of Nita Farahany's "Law and Behavioral Morality"
    Bigpolitical Science
    Biopolitical Science
    Comment on Larry Arnhart, "Biopolitical Science"
    Arnhart's Explanatory Pluralism
    Nature, Conservatism, and Progressivism
    Against Nature
    Nature, Culture, and Social Engineering: Reflections on Evolution and Equality
    Index

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