Evolutionary Psychology: Sexual Ethics and our Embodied Nature: A Response to Van Leeuwen

Volume
Volume 30
Issue
Summer 2002
Title
Evolutionary Psychology: Sexual Ethics and our Embodied Nature: A Response to Van Leeuwen
Abstract

As a supplement to Van Leeuwen'€™s excellent article on evolutionary psychology, the present article expands upon the importance of our embodied nature (i.e., biological processes) to a consideration of the ethics of human gender relations. An attempt is made to demonstrate that biological processes are important to the interpretation, formulation, and behavioral implementation of any ethical system of human sexual relations based upon Biblical teachings. Two examples of the importance of biology to implementing behavioral ethics (homosexuality and heterosexual offenses) are briefly discussed. Finally, it is suggested that we need to accept the importance of our biological nature without accepting the assumptions of evolutionary psychology and that only a "€œholistic"€ view adequately reflects our created nature.

Author
Dr. S.O. Cole
Pages
112 - 116
Price
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