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Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor of Government at Berry College.
Marc D. Guerra is associate professor and chair of theology at Assumption College.
Introduction. Observations on American Liberty: My Report from the Front, Peter Augustine Lawler
Chapter 1. Pensions and Health Care in an Aging Society, James C. Captretta
Chapter 2. The Demographic Challenge to Entitlements: A Comment, Criticism, and Caveat, William English
Chapter 3. An Earned Humility: Reflections on Professional Obligations to the Living Kidney Donor, Benjamin Hippen
Chapter 4. The Science of Politics and the Conquest of Nature, Patrick J. Deneen
Chapter 5. The Problem with 'Friendly' Artificial Intelligence, Adam Keiper and Ari N. Schulman
Chapter 6. The Case for Enhancing People, Ronald Bailey
Chapter 7. Justice without Foundations, Robert P. Kraynak
Chapter 8. Blame It on My Genotype (if Not My Criminal Brain): Materialist Metaphysics and the Loss of Human Dignity, J. Daryl Charles
Chapter 9. Libertarians vs. Liberal Learning, Peter Augustine Lawler
Chapter 10. Machine Morality and Human Responsibility, Charles T. Rubin
Chapter 11. Tocqueville on Technology, Benjamin Storey
Chapter 12. The Place of Liberal Education in Contemporary Higher Education, Marc D. Guerra
This is a book about the future—the future of liberty, love, and learning in a scientific age. Ranging from the techno-utopian to the techno-wary, the authors explore the possible shape of the world to come. Can we expect an unbounded, creative future? Or is it true, as Abraham Lincoln said, that ‘This is a world of compensations,’ a world where both human and cosmic nature (not to mention divine justice) set limits and establish relations that have a logic all their own? If even robots need morality, as the AI theorists are beginning to realize, then we really are ‘stuck with virtue.’ This insightful and eloquent collection helps us think more deeply about permanence in the midst of change.
— Diana J. Schaub, Loyola University Maryland