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What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life, Phil Zuckerman

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What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life
Title
What it means to be moral
Title remainder
why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life
Statement of responsibility
Phil Zuckerman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of Living the Secular Life deconstructs the arguments for a morality informed by religion, urging that major challenges like global warming and growing inequality are best approached from a framework of secular morality /In What It Means To Be Moral: Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living An Ethical Life, Phil Zuckerman argues that morality does not come from God. Rather, it comes from us: our brains, our evolutionary past, our ongoing cultural development, our social experiences, and our ability to reason, reflect, and be sensitive to the suffering of others. /Through deconstructing religious arguments for God-based morality, and guiding readers through the premises and promises of secular morality, Phil argues that the major challenges facing the world today, from global warming and growing inequality to religious support for unethical political policies to gun violence and terrorism--are best approached from a nonreligious ethical framework. In short, we need to look to our fellow humans and within ourselves for moral progress and ethical action." -- provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zuckerman, Phil
Dewey number
170
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1031
LC item number
.Z82 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Religion
Label
What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life, Phil Zuckerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why morality cannot be based on faith in God -- Isms -- Absence of evidence is evidence of absence -- The insidiousness of interpretation -- You will obey -- Sally, Butch, and Plato's dilemma -- The fundamentals of secular morality -- What it means to be moral -- Where do you get your morals? -- The secular seven -- Challenges to secular morality -- Accounting for immorality -- Genocidal century -- Secular solutions -- Moral relativism
Control code
ocn1083713894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781640092747
Lccn
2019004152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
What it means to be moral : why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life, Phil Zuckerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why morality cannot be based on faith in God -- Isms -- Absence of evidence is evidence of absence -- The insidiousness of interpretation -- You will obey -- Sally, Butch, and Plato's dilemma -- The fundamentals of secular morality -- What it means to be moral -- Where do you get your morals? -- The secular seven -- Challenges to secular morality -- Accounting for immorality -- Genocidal century -- Secular solutions -- Moral relativism
Control code
ocn1083713894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781640092747
Lccn
2019004152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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