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

Author/Creator:
Zuckerman, Phil author.
Publication:
Berkeley : Counterpoint Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xxxiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Ethics.
Religion -- Controversial literature.
Ethics.
Religion.
Form/Genre:
Controversial literature.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781640092747
1640092749
OCLC:
1083713894
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