Voices of Reason—Sam Harris: The Moral Landscape
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 argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
The Center for Inquiry in New York City will host Harris for a public lecture about The Moral Landscape on Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m . in the auditorium at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Reserved seating is now full. Admittance for will be free, on a first-come, first-serve basis the night of the event. We are expecting a sold out venue of more than 800 people, so plan to get there and get on line early (we suggest as early at 5:30). A book signing session -- copies of Harris' new book will be for sale -- and social hour will follow the event in the basement room at NYSEC.
About Sam Harris. An outspoken proponent of reason and science, Harris' previous two books -- The End of Faith and its follow-up Letter to a Christian Nation -- were New York Times bestsellers. The End of Faith also won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Harris' and his work have been discussed in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, and Rolling Stone. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
Voices of Reason is the Center for Inquiry's lecture and panel discussion series featuring leading thinkers on philosophy, science, and religion.