Moral Arc (BOK)

Michael Shermer

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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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Michael Shermer
Forlag
MELIA PUBLISHING SERVICES
ISBN 9780805096910
Antall sider 560 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,5cm x 4,4cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular science, Philosophy of science