On Science as Morality

Guthrie Prentice

Abstract


Owing to recent developments in science and technology, we now have the data, and the requirement, that moral systems should no longer be based on fallacies such as appeals to tradition, force, authority, and other similar fallacies. A reasonable way to address this problem is to adapt the most effective method for determining fact, the scientific method, applying its methods and its findings to decisions about how we live. Using a pragmatic and evidence-based approach, we can derive the morally right act, for any situation, independent of institutions or cultural biases.

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