Beyondism: Religion from Science

Front Cover
Praeger, 1987 - Philosophy - 325 pages
0 Reviews

Expanding on his earlier work, Cattell applies the Beyondist viewpoint to major ethical questions. Starting from the premise that evolution is the fundamental process present in the universe, he explains that human evolution is governed by natural selection among groups, which in turn, is based upon genetic and cultural selection among individuals. Since natural selection of individuals is directed toward forming a viable group, the genetic and cultural shaping of individuals must fit the survival conditions of the group. The goal of "Beyondism" is to find these ethical and cultural conditions that are necessary for successful evolutionary adaptation and advancement.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Where Do We Go for the Source of Moral Values?
What Has Group Competition To Do With Ethics
Can We Quantify Relative Survival and Employ

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1987)

RAYMOND B. CATTELL, a renowned psychologist, has authored 450 scientific papers, 60 books, and 24 personality and intelligence tests.

Bibliographic information