Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Sh are, and Follow the Golden Rule Estadounidense [Pehme köide]

(Editor and Publisher, Skeptic Magazine and Director, Skeptic Society, USA)
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 368 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 204x134x25 mm, kaal: 310 g, illustrations
  • Ilmumisaeg: 31-Jan-2005
  • Kirjastus: Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • ISBN-10: 0805077693
  • ISBN-13: 9780805077698
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 368 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 204x134x25 mm, kaal: 310 g, illustrations
  • Ilmumisaeg: 31-Jan-2005
  • Kirjastus: Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • ISBN-10: 0805077693
  • ISBN-13: 9780805077698
Teised raamatud teemal:
The renowned science historian reveals how humans have evolved from social primates into moral primates, exploring the implications of fuzzy logic, fate, free will, and ecology, among other issues affecting the way humans think about moral issues. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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"Shermer does know his enemy, and it gives him a decided advantage in writing a book such as this, which aims to demonstrate that we don't need God at all to be moral human beings, that in fact human evolution has built a tendency toward moral behavior into our brains... A seeker who has found the best answers he can find in skepticism and a purely rational approach to life."

Prologue: One Long Argument 1(14)
I. The Origins of Morality
Transcendent Morality: How Evolution Ennobles Ethics
15(9)
Why We Are Moral: The Evolutionary Origins of Morality
24(41)
Why We Are Immoral: War, Violence, and the Ignoble Savage Within
65(40)
Master of My Fate: Making Moral Choices in a Determined Universe
105(36)
II. A Science of Provisional Ethics
Can We Be Good Without God?: Science, Religion, and Morality
141(16)
How We Are Moral: Absolute, Relative, and Provisional Ethics
157(24)
How We Are Immoral: Right and Wrong and How to Tell the Difference
181(42)
Rise Above: Tolerance, Freedom, and the Prospects for Humanity
223(42)
Appendix I: The Devil Under Form of Baboon: The Evolution of Evolutionary Ethics 265(20)
Appendix II: Moral and Religious Universals as a Subset of Human Universals 285(8)
Notes 293(24)
Bibliography 317(14)
Illustration Credits 331(2)
Acknowledgments 333(4)
Index 337