Topics Worth Investigating

  1. If competition and conflict between individuals is now regulated by modern societies, does it follow on Ellwood's premisses that societies cannot progress morally? Or would it follow that ethical ideals for society are now being behaviorally shaped?

  2. Does the existence of cultural relativity, as defined in the context of the evolution of societies, provide the basis for proving the legitimacy of ethical relativity? (It may be of interest to note that anthropologists have rethought this question in light of the rise of Nazism.)

  3. Does the explanation of the progress of society preclude the possibility of establishing a stable society based on noncompetitive Utopian ideals?