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June 3rd, 2015
Episode 167 of 461 episodes
Is human behaviour shaped by evolution? That’s what Evolutionary Psychology stipulates. And if so, what does that mean for our moral values and responsibility? It also brings up the controversial question of the degree to which we can compare animals and humans. Ethics looks at what we ought to do, and how we assess ethical actions. But Evolutionary Psychology looks at what we do, and why we do it - a different emphasis.