The Moral Arc“
Der Vortrag ist auf Englisch, wird aber simultan ins Deutsche übersetzt.
In der Ankündigung heißt es:
We are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. Ever since the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment thinkers consciously applied the methods of science to solve social and moral problems.
The experimental methods and analytical reasoning of science created the modern world of liberal democracies, civil rights and civil liberties, equal justice under the law, open political and economic borders, free minds and free markets, and prosperity.
More people in more places have greater rights, freedoms, liberties, literacy, education, and prosperity – the likes of which no human society in history has ever enjoyed.
In this provocative and compelling talk – that includes brief histories of freedom rights, women’s rights, gay rights, and animal rights, along with considerations of the nature of evil and moral regress – Shermer explains how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism – scientific ways of thinking – have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.“
Der Eintritt kostet 7 € (Köln) und 5 € (Düsseldorf).
- Michael Shermer: The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. Henry Holt and Co., New York 2015
- Book review: „The Moral Arc“, science as a force for good, by Michael Shermer, Washington Post am 23. Januar 2015
- Smart Reads: Michael Shermer’s „The Moral Arc“, World Science Festival am 27. Januar 2015