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The Resource Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life, Massimo Pigliucci

Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life, Massimo Pigliucci

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Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life
Title
Answers for Aristotle
Title remainder
how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life
Statement of responsibility
Massimo Pigliucci
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science. In Answers for Aristotle, Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophy first pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool for understanding the world and ourselves. As Aristotle knew, each mode of thought has the power to clarify the other: science provides facts, and philosophy helps us reflect on the values with which to assess them. But over the centuries, the two have become uncoupled, leaving us with questions--about morality, love, friendship, justice, and politics--that neither field could fully answer on its own. Pigliucci argues that only by rejoining each other can modern science and philosophy reach their full potential, while we harness them to help us reach ours. Pigliucci discusses such essential issues as how to tell right from wrong, the nature of love and friendship, and whether we can really ever know ourselves--all in service of helping us find our path to the best possible life. Combining the two most powerful intellectual traditions in history, Answers for Aristotle is a remarkable guide to discovering what really matters and why."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pigliucci, Massimo
Dewey number
100
Index
index present
LC call number
BD435
LC item number
.P525 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Life
  • Ethics
  • Conduct of life
  • Science
  • Philosophy
  • Conduct of life
  • Ethics
  • Life
  • Philosophy
  • Science
Label
Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life, Massimo Pigliucci
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sci-phi and the meaning of life -- Trolley dilemmas and how we make moral decisions -- Your brain on morality -- The evolution of morality -- A handy-dandy menu for building your own moral theory -- The not so rational animal -- Intuition vs. rationality, and how to become really good at what you do -- The limits of science -- The (limited) power of the will -- Who's in charge anyway?: the zombie inside you -- The hormones of love -- Friendship and the meaning of life -- Right, left, up, down: on politics -- Our innate sense of fairness -- On justice -- Your brain on God -- The evolution of religion -- Euthryphro's dilemma, morality as a human problem -- Conclusion: so what? -- Human nature and the meaning of life
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780465021383
Lccn
2012013186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2838775
  • (OCoLC)793005281
  • (OCoLC)ocn793005281
  • 1866926
  • 2838775
Label
Answers for Aristotle : how science and philosophy can lead us to a more meaningful life, Massimo Pigliucci
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sci-phi and the meaning of life -- Trolley dilemmas and how we make moral decisions -- Your brain on morality -- The evolution of morality -- A handy-dandy menu for building your own moral theory -- The not so rational animal -- Intuition vs. rationality, and how to become really good at what you do -- The limits of science -- The (limited) power of the will -- Who's in charge anyway?: the zombie inside you -- The hormones of love -- Friendship and the meaning of life -- Right, left, up, down: on politics -- Our innate sense of fairness -- On justice -- Your brain on God -- The evolution of religion -- Euthryphro's dilemma, morality as a human problem -- Conclusion: so what? -- Human nature and the meaning of life
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780465021383
Lccn
2012013186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2838775
  • (OCoLC)793005281
  • (OCoLC)ocn793005281
  • 1866926
  • 2838775

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