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Science and Christian Ethics (Hardcover): Paul Scherz

Science and Christian Ethics (Hardcover)

Paul Scherz

Series: New Studies in Christian Ethics

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There is a growing crisis in scientific research characterized by failures to reproduce experimental results, fraud, lack of innovation, and burn-out. In Science and Christian Ethics, Paul Scherz traces these problems to the drive by governments and business to make scientists into competitive entrepreneurs who use their research results to stimulate economic growth. The result is a competitive environment aimed at commodifying the world. In order to confront this problem of character, Scherz examines the alternative Aristotelian and Stoic models of reforming character, found in the works of Alasdair MacIntyre and Michel Foucault. Against many prominent virtue ethicists, he argues that what individual scientists need is a regime of spiritual exercises, such as those found in Stoicism as it was adopted by Christianity, in order to refocus on the good of truth in the face of institutional pressure. His book illuminates pressing issues in research ethics, moral education, and anthropology.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: New Studies in Christian Ethics
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Paul Scherz
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-48220-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Bio-ethics
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > Practical & applied ethics
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > Practical & applied ethics
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > General
Books > Christianity
LSN: 1-108-48220-1
Barcode: 9781108482202

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