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The Battle for Compassion : Ethics in an Apathetic Universe.

Author: Jonathan Leighton
Publisher: New York : Algora Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Six hundred years after Copernicus presented his revolutionary and heretical heliocentric theory, a sunset can still look unexpectedly new. What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective?. Synthesizing recent thinking from science, philosophy, psychology and economics with the author's own reflections on freedom, identity and morality, The Battle for Compassion offers a fresh, sweeping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leighton, Jonathan.
Battle for Compassion : Ethics in an Apathetic Universe.
New York : Algora Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Leighton
ISBN: 9780875868721 087586872X
OCLC Number: 755415917
Notes: 1. Prologue.
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Preliminaries --
Acknowledgments --
Table of Contents --
1. Prologue --
2. Introduction --
3. A Step Back --
4. Blueprint for a Brain --
5. Subjective Experience: The Hidden Side of Reality --
6. Determinism: The Universe's Marionette Show --
7. The Illusion of Distinct Individual Identity --
8. What Matters? --
9. Avoiding the Abyss --
10. Satisfaction --
11. Preserving Life --
12. In Search of an Ethical Anchor --
13. Where We Are Headed --
14. As Good as It Can Get --
15. Down to Earth --
16. Making an Impact: Globally Entrenching Compassion --
17. Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
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Six hundred years after Copernicus presented his revolutionary and heretical heliocentric theory, a sunset can still look unexpectedly new. What if the fate of our world depended on a similar shift in perspective?. Synthesizing recent thinking from science, philosophy, psychology and economics with the author's own reflections on freedom, identity and morality, The Battle for Compassion offers a fresh, sweeping perspective on the human condition and a deep contemplation of the basis for our priorities at this critical moment in our history. The threats to our existence and the persistence of i.

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