Science and the End of Ethics

Science and the End of Ethics

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Science and the End of Ethics examines some of the most important positive and negative implications that science has for ethics. Addressing the negative implications first, author Stephen Morris discusses how contemporary science provides significant challenges to moral realism. One threat against moral realism comes from evolutionary theory, which suggests that our moral beliefs are unconnected to any facts that would make them true. Ironically, many of the same areas of science (e.g. evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology) that present difficulties for moral realism point to a new ethical approach that focuses on achieving some of the key practical goals shared by ethicists. Chief among these is how to increase amicable behavior among people.The intense pressure put on the Sears mechanics led them to be increasingly dishonest and to rip off their customers. This culminated in numerous customer complaints and Sears agreeing to pay $62.1 million in compensation. Callahan aptlyanbsp;...

Title:Science and the End of Ethics
Author: Stephen G. Morris
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-03-12

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