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Moral Darwinism : how we became hedonists

Author: Benjamin Wiker
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The point of this study is the connection of Epicurus' arguments to contemporary scientific and moral debates and the ensuing culture war. It exposes the ancient philosophical roots of what is usually presented as 'modern science' and shows how America's moral decline is a product of the Darwinian worldview, itself a revival of ancient materialist philosophy.
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Wiker
ISBN: 0830826661 9780830826667
OCLC Number: 49383607
Description: 327 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: It all started with Epicurus --
Lucretius, the first Darwinian --
Christianity versus Epicureanism --
The fall and rise of Epicureanism --
Newtonianism : the new face of Epicurean materialism --
The moral revolution of materialism --
The taming of Christianity, or Scripture declawed --
Epicureanism becomes Darwinism --
How we became hedonists.
Responsibility: Benjamin Wiker.

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The point of this study is the connection of Epicurus' arguments to contemporary scientific and moral debates and the ensuing culture war. It exposes the ancient philosophical roots of what is usually presented as 'modern science' and shows how America's moral decline is a product of the Darwinian worldview, itself a revival of ancient materialist philosophy.

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