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Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life

Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science. In Answers for Aristotle, Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophy first pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool for understanding the world  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Pigliucci
ISBN: 9780465021383 0465021387 9780465032808 046503280X
OCLC Number: 793005281
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Sci-phi and the meaning of life --
Trolley dilemmas and how we make moral decisions --
Your brain on morality --
The evolution of morality --
A handy-dandy menu for building your own moral theory --
The not so rational animal --
Intuition vs. rationality, and how to become really good at what you do --
The limits of science --
The (limited) power of the will --
Who's in charge anyway? The zombie inside you --
The hormones of love --
Friendship and the meaning of life --
Right, left, up, down: on politics --
Our innate sense of fairness --
On justice --
Your brain on God --
The evolution of religion --
Euthryphro's dilemma, morality as a human problem --
Conclusion: so what? --
Human nature and the meaning of life.
Responsibility: Massimo Pigliucci.

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Shows how scientific discoveries can help resolve some of philosophy's longest - debated issues. This title also shows how we can combine these modes of thinking to begin to understand and how we  Read more...

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