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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

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Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on ... Show synopsis

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Hugh D

Common Sense?

by Hugh D on Mar 7, 2012

This book purports to show that objective morality can be determined scientifically, particularly through studies of the brain. Where the book is right, it is largely common sense, taking the view that religious authority is no basis for morality, which is a complex issue. Where I take issue with the ... More

Evarist K

Pseudo Science, amatuer philosophy!

by Evarist K on Jul 27, 2011

Sam Harris claims in the book that science can be a better source of morality than religion but I never saw how science generates morality. All he does is to explain the states of the brain when somebody carries out certain behaviors. When it comes to explaining the actual source of different behaviors ... More

DowninginReading

The Title is All

by DowninginReading on Feb 26, 2011

San Harris---sounds like the guy at the local pro shop. In this case, it is Professor, one who draws on neuroscience, philosophy, history and our commonality as human beings to formulate an argument that we do not need "Holy" books, Scripture or religious testimony to form a framework for moral living ... More

IamB

Better Than A Compromise

by IamB on Nov 17, 2010

It seems as if any current debate on the topic of morality is confused and derailed by a strong polarization around the extremes. One end of the spectrum is inhabited by those who are certain of an absolute moral truth, usually one that has been established and pronounced by a supernatural Creator ... More

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