Search for a Rational Ethic
What is life where is the boundary between life and non-life?
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Why do we behave as we do? What is the meaning of human existence?
Where do ethical precepts come from? What should be the goals of civilization, beyond mere survival and hedonic reward? Scientific knowledge is especially important in any such endeavor, because we are in the golden age of science, and scientific research increasingly impinges on the domain of philosophy. Indeed, it is not too much to say that philosophy has consisted to a large extent of failed neurological models. Much of its investigation pivots on how the mind works, that is, to what extent the mind can perceive reality, how concepts are formed, what is the source of moral reasoning, and so forth.
If we are ever to create the correct neurological model, it will be through science. Read more Read less. Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.
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