Chapters Listed Below


The Evolution of Ethics

The Evolutionary Process

Seminial Social Catalysts

The Evolution of Reason

Moving From Ethics to Cybernetics

Cybernetic Ethics

Mathematical Concepts

Models of Ethical Evolution

Social Engineering

Charting Human Emotions

Visceral Morality

Philosophical Implications of Cybernetic Ethics







Further Reading






What Are Moral Standards

Visceral Morality

Science and Ethics

Static & Dynamic Systems

Kantian and Utilitiarian Ethics

Wisdom, Ought and Should



Defining Survival In an Ethical Context

The Integration of Science & Ethics

Quantum Considerations

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Further Reading

Barlow, Connie, ed. From Gaia to Selfish Genes. MIT Press, 1991. 

Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1989.

Dobzhansky, Theodosius. Mankind Evolving. University Press, New Haven, 1962.

Franklin, Gene F., F. J. David Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Addison-Wesly Publishing Company, Menlo Park, California, 1994.

Hayakawa, S.I. Language In Thought and Action, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Austin, London, Sydney, Toronto, 1978.

Hume, David. A Treatise of Human Nature, Selby-Bigge, second ed. Revised by P.H. Nidditch, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1975.

Slote, Michael, Beyond Optimizing: A Study of Rational Choice. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, London, 1989.

Slote, Michael. Common–Sense Morality and Consequentialism. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1989.

Miller, James Grier. Living Systems. University Press of Colorado, 1995.

Wiener, Norbert. The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. Da Capo Press Inc., New York 1954.

Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996.