Short Essay on Luc Ferry's A Brief History of Thought
I-Luc Ferry, Chapter 4
II-Luc Ferry, Chapter 4 and 6

Works Cited
Ferry, Luc. A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living. New York: Harper Perennial, 2011. Print.

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Luc Ferry states that the characteristics that define modern ethics is due to the loss of the central concept of the cosmos that has defined Western morality since at least the time of the Ancient philosophers until Christianity’s rise to dominance. This view saw the world as ordered and governed by God. However, thinkers like Isaac Newton challenged this view and since the universe is just a series of “blind forces,” the cosmos “can no longer serve in any sense as a guide for morality” (Ferry 2011)....

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