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Science and the good : the tragic quest for the foundations of morality

Author: James Davison Hunter; Paul Nedelisky
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press : Templeton Press, [2018] 2018
Series: Foundational questions in science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why efforts to create a scientific basis of morality are doomed to fail

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hunter, James Davison, 1955-
Science and the good.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1054933717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Davison Hunter; Paul Nedelisky
ISBN: 9780300240405 0300240406
OCLC Number: 1056109822
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 289 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: The Argument, in Brief; Part I: Introduction; 1. Our Promethean Longing; Part II. The Historical Quest; 2. Early Formulations; 3. Three Schools of Enlightenment Thinking: And One Lingering and Disturbing Worry; 4. The New Synthesis; Part III. The Quest Thus Far; 5. What Has Science Found?; 6. The Proclivity to Overreach; 7. Intractable Challenges; Part IV. Enduring Quandaries; 8. The Quest, Redirected; 9. The Promethean Temptation: And the Problem of Unintended Consequences; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Foundational questions in science.
Responsibility: James Davison Hunter, Paul Nedelisky.

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