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Science and ethics : can science help us make wise moral judgments?

Author: Paul Kurtz; David R Koepsell
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.
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Overview: In a world confronted by conflicting moral beliefs and values, the question is often raised, "Can science help us to solve our moral problems?" Many people today believe that moral principles are derived from religion. Their critics point out that the great religions often vehemently disagree about what is good, bad, right, and wrong. On the other side of a great divide stand many who say that there are no  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kurtz; David R Koepsell
ISBN: 9781591025375 1591025370
OCLC Number: 144218126
Description: 359 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What is the relationship among science, reason, and ethics? / Paul Kurtz --
2. The ethics of science and the science of ethics / Mario Bunge --
[pt]. 1. Bioethics and stem cell research --
3. Stem cell research : an approach to bioethics based on scientific naturalism / Ronald A. Lindsay --
4. Attack of the anti-cloners : biogenetic engineering and self-improvement / Arthur Caplan --
5. Freedom of scientific research / Paul Kurtz --
6. Stem cell research : the failure of bioethics / Don Marquis --
7. Everybody must get cloned : ideological objections do not hold up / David J. Triggle --
[pt]. 2. The embryo in stem cell research and abortion --
8. The moral status of the human embryo : the twinning argument / Berit Brogaard --
9. Toward resolving the abortion and embryonic stem cell debates : a scientific and philosophical update / Richard T. Hull and Elaine M. Hull --
10. Parallels between the ethics of embryonic stem cell research and abortion / Marin Gillis. [Pt]. 3. Euthanasia and assisted suicide --
11. The right to privacy / Paul Kurtz --
12. Euthanasia, unnecessary suffering, and the proper aims of medicine / John Shook --
[pt]. 4. Organ transplants, sexuality, and human enhancement --
13. Personal autonomy, organ sales, and the arguments from market coercion / James Stacey Taylor --
14. Sex, medicine, and ethics : some quandaries / Vern L. Bullough --
15. From human-racism to personhood : humanism after human nature / James Hughes --
[pt]. 5. Deterrence and capital punishment --
16. Getting tough on crime : what does it mean? / Richard Taylor --
17. Capital punishment and homicide : sociological realities and econometric illusions / Ted Goertzel --
[pt]. 6. Psychiatry and psychotherapy --
18. Secular humanism and "scientific psychiatry" / Thomas Szasz --
19. What's the problem? : a response to secular humanism and scientific psychiatry / Derek Bolton --
20. The assault on scientific mental health : ethical implications / Scott O. Lilienfeld --
21. Fringe psychotherapies : the public at risk / Barry L. Beyerstein. [Pt]. 7. Science, religion, and ethics --
22. Science and religion : no irenics here / Fred Wilson --
23. Is religion compatible with science and ethics? : a critique of Stephen Jay Gould's Two magisteria / Paul Kurtz --
24. The science of ethics / Laura Purdy --
25. Policy, ethics, belief, and morality / Tom Flynn --
[pt]. 8. Naturalistic ethics --
26. Scientific naturalistic ethics : weird science and pseudo-ethics? / William A. Rottschaefer --
27. On the naturalistic fallacy : a conceptual basis for evolutionary ethics / Christopher diCarlo and John Teehan --
[pt]. 9. Biology, social science, common sense --
28. The common ground between science and morality : a biological perspective / Donald B. Calne --
29. Carl Menger and exact theory in the social sciences / David R. Koepsell --
30. Defending science, within reason : the critical common-sensist manifesto / Susan Haack.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Kurtz with the assistance of David Koepsell.

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Overview: In a world confronted by conflicting moral beliefs and values, the question is often raised, "Can science help us to solve our moral problems?" Many people today believe that moral principles are derived from religion. Their critics point out that the great religions often vehemently disagree about what is good, bad, right, and wrong. On the other side of a great divide stand many who say that there are no ethical standards at all and that morality is merely a question of personal taste or cultural relativity. This volume presents a unique collection of authors who generally maintain that science can help us make wise choices and that an increase in scientific knowledge can help modify our ethical values and bring new ethical principles into social awareness. Among the thirty contributors to this volume are distinguished scientists and philosophers, including Arthur Caplan, Mario Bunge, Vern Bullough, Thomas Szasz, Scott Lilienfeld, Susan Haack, and others. Among the wide-ranging topics discussed are bio-genetic engineering, stem cell research, organ transplants, human enhancement, abortion, euthanasia, psychiatry, and psychotherapy. Editor Paul Kurtz maintains that there is a modified form of naturalistic ethics that is directly relevant to both science and ethics and provides guidelines for our moral choices.

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