Episode 107 - The Moral Landscape, Part 1
Posted: 27 December 2011 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Questions of good and evil, right and wrong, are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But in his new book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, Sam Harris argued that science can—and should—be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life. Harris is the outspoken author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. In this lecture he reflects on themes of his latest book.

This presentation was given at the New York Society for Ethical Culture for the Center for Inquiry - New York City on October 7, 2010.

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/centerstage/episodes/episode_107_-_the_moral_landscape_part_1

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Posted: 28 December 2011 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Go here for some excellent discussion on this issue: 

http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2011/08/23/sam-harris-on-the-isought-distinction/

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