The Abolition of Man? How Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): John G. West
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Thought; materialism; human nature; dehumanization
Coverage: United States
Scientific materialism challenges the traditional Western understanding of human nature and the universe and is central to arguments over moral relativism, personal responsibility, limited government, and scientific utopianism. Robust public scrutiny of claims made in the name of science does not constitute a "war against science." It may be the very thing that saves science from its own excesses.