Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity, Paperback / softback Book

Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity Paperback / softback

Edited by Peter Augustine Lawler, Marc D. Guerra

Description

Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity addresses each of the key public policy issues of our techno-future from the perspective of deeply informed and philosophically inclined public intellectuals.

Among the issues addressed are the detachment of our idea of justice from any credible foundation; Tocqueville's prescience on how a "cognitive elite" might be the aristocracy to be most feared in our time; robotization and the possibility of being ruled by morally challenged robots; organ markets; the degradation of liberal education by obsessive techno-enthusiasm; biotechnology and biological determinism; the birth dearth and the inevitable erosion of our entitlements; the possibility that our techno-domination is basically an unfolding of the Lockean logic of our foundation; and the future of the free exercise of religion in an aggressively libertarian time.

All in all, this book should provoke widespread discussion about the relationship between scientific/technological progress and the one true moral/spiritual progress that takes place over the course of every particular human life.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages, 5 charts
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biotechnology
  • ISBN: 9781498525220

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