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From S. T. Preston   20 May 1880

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Thanks for CD’s comments on his paper ["On a point relating to brain dynamics", Nature 22 (1880): 29–30].

Contends that self-interest as a motive for conduct is more salutary than is generally thought, and should be considered in the evolution of morality.

Author:  Samuel Tolver Preston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 174: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12610

To S. T. Preston   22 May 1880

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Discusses ethics of risking one’s life to save another.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Tolver Preston
Date:  22 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 147: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12615
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