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Author Shermer, Michael.

Title The moral arc : how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom / Michael Shermer.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    170.9 SHE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    170.9 SHE    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  170.9 SHE    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  170.9 SHE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 541 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-526) and index.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- History.
ISBN 9780805096910 (hardback)
0805096914 (hardback)

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