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Moral Arc : How Science Makes Us Better People (Reprint) (Paperback) (Michael Shermer)

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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moralFrom 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 The Moral Arc, 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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 541
Genre: Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects, History, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Michael Shermer
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2016
TCIN: 50462928
UPC: 9781250081322
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-4205
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