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Rational Morality: a science of right and wrong

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How do we formulate a coherent moral code in a world without religion?
How can we show natural ideas like 'moral relativism' and 'egoism' to be irrational?
Moreover, how can we create a genuinely scientific and rational theory of morality which, so far, has evaded academics?

Rational Morality sets out to answer these questions by presenting a new form of ethics for th
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Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published May 24th 2013 by Dangerous Little Books
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Aug 02, 2016 Mike rated it liked it
Moral science still appears to be a concept in its infancy. Mr. Johnson makes a worthwhile attempt to advance an approach as the future standard. The base ("we ought to be rational") is certainly solid, and almost redundant. The rest is a house of cards.

It has been a long time since a book has made me think in this manner, and that is its greatest asset - and I hope that was its true intent.

Johnson does his best to outline moral theories and whether they still have any place in modern society.
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