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p. 1046. Mind and moralitylocked

  • Thomas Dixon


‘Mind and morality’ examines how beliefs about the soul and the afterlife have always been closely connected with concerns about morality and social life in the here and now. In the modern world, science, technology, and medicine are increasingly dominating the attempts to make such moral meanings. Science and medicine provide us with frightening new visions of the future which policy-makers and political leaders use to try to persuade us to repent and change our ways before it is too late. There is every reason to believe that science and religion will both continue to flourish, to enlighten, to inspire; as well as to frustrate, to obfuscate, and to oppress.

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