Book Launch

The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

All are welcome to attend the book launch for Allen Buchanan and Russell Powell's book 'The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory' due to be published by Oxford University Press later this year.  To be followed by a drinks reception. Further details to follow shortly.

book cover of evolution of moral progress, written by Allen Buchanan and Russell Powell

Oxford University Press

  • Contributes to the contemporary literature on human rights by showing how the modern human rights movement exemplifies the most important gains in inclusivity, how fragile its achievements may be, and why it occurred when it did
  • Provides a thoroughly interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and anthropology, history, sociology, and social moral epistemology
  • Explains a sophisticated theory of moral progress in clear, accessible language

Link to OUP website.

Venue:  Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

Booking:  Required.  Book online at

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