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Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity

by Peter Augustine Lawler(ed.) ; Marc D. Guerra(ed.) ; Ronald Bailey(contrib.) ; James C. Capretta(contrib.) ; J. Daryl Charles(contrib.) ; Patrick J. Deneen(contrib.) ; William English(contrib.) ; Marc D. Guerra(contrib.) ; Benjamin Hippen(contrib.) ; Adam Keiper(contrib.) ; Robert P. Kraynak(contrib.) ; Peter Augustine Lawler(contrib.) ; Charles T. Rubin(contrib.) ; Ari N. Schulman(contrib.) ; Benjamin Storey(contrib.)
Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity by Peter Augustine Lawler
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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.
Lexington Books; October 2015
228 pages; ISBN 9780739186503
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Title: Science, Virtue, and the Future of Humanity
Author: Peter Augustine Lawler; Marc D. Guerra; Ronald Bailey; James C. Capretta; J. Daryl Charles; Patrick J. Deneen; William English; Marc D. Guerra; Benjamin Hippen; Adam Keiper; Robert P. Kraynak; Peter Augustine Lawler; Charles T. Rubin; Ari N. Schulman; Benjamin Storey
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