Issue: Vol 17 No. 2 (2009)
Journal: Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism
Subject Areas: Philosophy
Ethology is the study of animal behavior and consequently includes the morals and ethics of the human animal. This essay concerns the question of how we might optimize our ethology in the broadest sense in order to live in the best possible way. Assuming we are nontheists then the question becomes how we might construct an ethology based on human reason and serving our human motivations or, in other words, a humanist ethology.
Author: Robert D. Finch