The thought for the day is from my recent interview with Duke Professor Ruth Grant:
(W)e have ambivalence about whether we are on a trajectory of moral progress or a trajectory of moral corruption. We have some sense that things are always going downhill and that the last generation was better than this generation. We also have a sense that development in economics and science and technology brings moral progress. I don’t think people are as confident about that at this moment. I think there’s a lot of anxiety about our moral condition right now.
Grant’s book, In Search of Goodness, will be published in April.