Just started reading this wonderful book by Michael Shermer. It seems to be one of the most important works of moral philosophy I’ve ever read.
The main claims made by the book are that
- We live in the most moral period of human existence.
- The moral progress that began with the Renaissance and has culminated in the present state of morality derives from our advancement in scientific reasoning, as applied to social and moral issues.
If this book makes its case convincingly enough, I may have to give up my position of moral relativism in favor of a more objective view of right and wrong.