Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life
In Ethical Wisdom, Matousek weaves together ideas from cognitive psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and evolutionary biology to explain why human beings choose (or not) to do the right thing. What does being good really mean? Which parts of morality are biological, which ethical? When should instinct be trusted and when does it lead us into trouble? Drawing on the latest scientific research and interviews with social scientists, spiritual leaders, ex-cons, altruists, and philosophers, Ethical Wisdom is an insightful and important book for readers crisscrossing their own murky moral terrain.
“Mark Matousek has done some magic: he has written an informed, intelligent, humorous, insightful, and juicy book on ethics. He covers a broad field and is up-to-date and thorough. You’ll enjoy this book and maybe become a better person because of it.”
~Thomas Moore, author of
Care of the Soul