Raymond B. Cattell's
A New Morality from Science: Beyondism
(1972)



Preface






PART I BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AN EVOLUTIONARY ETHICS


Chapter 1 Three Gateways to the Understanding of Life
1.1 Understanding Life: Discovering Moral Goals
1.2 A Riddle Couched in Three Questions
1.3 Concerning the Competence of Science to Answer
1.4 Humanity and the Ever-Open Gateway of Religion
1.5 An Examination of Our Equipment for Knowing: Rational, Empirical, and Emotional Tests of Truth
1.6 The Gateway of the Arts and Literature
1.7 Summary
1.8 Notes for Chapter 1

Chapter 2 The Origins of Present Uncertainty and Confusion
2.1 Moral Confusion and the Recession of Revealed Religions
2.2 Are the Social Sciences Yet Sciences?
2.3 The Nature of the Present Contraband Values in Applied Sciences
2.4 How Rational Are Rationalist Values?
2.5 The Absence of Institutional Mechanisms Specifically to Create Progress
2.6 Social Construction Without Positive Value Construction
2.7 The Treacherous Alloys of "Scientific" and "Revealed" Truth
2.8 Summary
2.9 Notes for Chapter 2

Chapter 3 The Basic Logic of Beyondism
3.1 The Bond of Religion with Morality, in Inspired, Metaphysical and Scientific Perspectives
3.2 Is Evolution as Presently Known Acceptable as the Fundamental Theme?
3.3 The Check of Group Upon Individual Natural Selection: Cooperative Competition
3.4 Defining Evolutionary Advance
3.5 The Planned Bio-Cultural Diversity of Groups in the Great Experiment
3.6 The Moral Ideals of Inter-Group Competition
3.7 Moral Laws Within-Groups and the Fallacy of Universalization
3.8 Summary
3.9 Notes for Chapter 3

Chapter 4 The Moral Directives Derivable from the Beyondist Goal: I. Among Individuals in a Community
4.1 Problems in Deriving Objective Non-Relativistic Ethics from Stating a Fixed Goal in a Changing World
4.2 Expected Degrees of Determination of Within-Group Behavioral Norms by Beyondist Principles
4.3 The Pressing Requirement of Developing a Morals Branch of Social Science
4.4 Some Fragmentary Technical Beginnings in Relating Group Viability to Individual Morality
4.5 The Necessary Extension of Within-Group Moral Concerns to Genetic Futures
4.6 The Elimination of Parasitic Behavior Among Cultural Institutions and Genetic Sub-Groups
4.7 The Right and Duty of a Society to Pursue Its Own Culturo-Genetic Experiment
4.8 Summary
4.9 Notes for Chapter 4

Chapter 5 The Moral Directives Derivable from the Beyondist Goal: II. Inter-Group Ethics
5.1 The Nature of Groups and the Primary Role of their Competition
5.2 By What Secondary Rules Can Man Aid Competitive Group Evolution?
5.3 The Mode of Operation, and Ethical Status, of Cultural and Racial Transplantation
5.4 Political Struggle and the Ethical Meaning of Imperialism
5.5 The Functionality and Moral Value of Economic and Population Growth Competition
5.6 Some Emotional Astigmatisms Thwarting Attempts to Reduce War
5.7 The Functions of War and the Development of a Functional Substitute
5.8 The Natural Selection Value of Intellectual Culture and Psychological Warfare
5.9 Summary
5.10 Notes for Chapter 5






PART II THE IMPACT OF BEYONDIST PRINCIPLES AND THE INSTITUTIONS REQUIRED BY THEM IN THE MODERN WORLD


Chapter 6 Psychological Problems in Human Adjustment to the New Ethics
6.1 The Clash of Moral Culture and Human Nature: Original Sin
6.2 Adjustment to Morality in the Light of General Principles of Psychological Adjustment
6.3 The Superego and the Pleasure and Reality Principles
6.4 Emotional Social Defenses Against Demands of Evolutionary Ethics
6.5 Human Rights in the Light of Beyondist Morality
6.6 The Well Springs of Religious Devotion in the Past and in the Future
6.7 The Oscillations of Environmental and Cultural Pressure, and the Assessment of Urgency
6.8 The Off-Balance Environment, the Masochistic Reserve, and the Danger of the Hedonic Pact
6.9 Summary
6.10 Notes for Chapter 6

Chapter 7 The Departures of Beyondism from Traditional and Current Ethical Systems
7.1 Tentative but Crucial Illustrations of Value Innovations in Beyondism
7.2 Religious, Communist and Beyondist Contrasts on the Virtue of Charitableness
7.3 The Relation of Beyondism to Modern Eclectic Movements, as in Communism, Humanism and Existentialism
7.4 The Contrasts with Humanism Illustrated with Respect to Crime and Punishment
7.5 Some Further Disparities of "Secular Religious Values" and Beyondism
7.6 The Differentiation of Beyondism from Communistic and Capitalistic Values
7.7 The Relation to Entrenched but Implicit Values in Social Economics
7.8 Summary
7.9 Notes for Chapter 7

Chapter 8 The Impact of Evolutionary Values on Current Socio-Political Practices
8.1 The Reconstruction Needed for a Scientifically Rational Politics
8.2 Installing Eugenic Control as a Function of Government
8.3 The Economic Expression of Ethics: in Income Insurance, Taxation, Migration and Productivity
8.4 Community Goals in Population Size, Class and Internal Diversity
8.5 Sexual Morals in Relation to Rationalist and Beyondist Values
8.6 Some Readjustments of Values Needed In Education
8.7 The Unsolved Pollution Problems of the Mass Communication Media
8.8 Summary
8.9 Notes for Chapter 8

Chapter 9 The Integration of the Emotional Life With Progressive Institutions
9.1 The Varieties of Conscience and Their Institutional Parallels
9.2 The Leadership of the Within-Group Moral Research Institutes
9.3 The Setting of the Research Institutes for the World Federation and the Free Inquirers
9.4 On Organizing a Revolution of Values by Evolutionary Methods
9.5 What Are the Roles of Authority and of Toleration of Deviation?
9.6 The Mutual Services of Beyondism and the Arts
9.7 The Emotional Meaning of Beyondism to the Individual
9.8 Summary
9.9 Notes for Chapter 9















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