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The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom, Michael Shermer

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The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom
Title
The moral arc
Title remainder
how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In this provocative and compelling book, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world"--
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
170.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ 57 .S48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • SCIENCE / History
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Science
  • Science
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The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom, Michael Shermer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-526) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bending the moral arc -- The moral arc explained. Toward a science of morality ; The morality of war, terror, and deterrence ; Why science and reason are the drivers of moral progress ; Why religion is not the source of moral progress -- The moral arc applied. Slavery and a moral science of freedom ; A moral science of women's rights ; A moral science of gay rights ; A moral science of animal rights -- The moral arc amended. Moral regress and pathways to evil ; Moral freedom and responsibility ; Moral justice: retribution and restoration ; Protopia : the future of moral progress
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780805096910
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881041834
  • (OCoLC)ocn881041834
Label
The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom, Michael Shermer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-526) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bending the moral arc -- The moral arc explained. Toward a science of morality ; The morality of war, terror, and deterrence ; Why science and reason are the drivers of moral progress ; Why religion is not the source of moral progress -- The moral arc applied. Slavery and a moral science of freedom ; A moral science of women's rights ; A moral science of gay rights ; A moral science of animal rights -- The moral arc amended. Moral regress and pathways to evil ; Moral freedom and responsibility ; Moral justice: retribution and restoration ; Protopia : the future of moral progress
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780805096910
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881041834
  • (OCoLC)ocn881041834

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