Copernican revolution and our ethics today How has the Copernican revolution effect our ethics today?
I would say that the Copernican revolution only affects our ethics inasmuch as it is part of the Scientific Revolution. The entire Scientific Revolution has changed our ethics because it has helped to reduce the role of religion in our lives. Our ethics have come to be based much more on logic and rationality than on obedience to authority. The Scientific Revolution has encouraged us to think in rational ways and to derive our ethics in that way. This constitutes a change from the days in which people were more likely to base their ethics on what the Church said.
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