The Moral Landscape: Thinking About Human Values in Universal Terms

August 25, 2010 at 8:16 pm (morality)

Sam Harris’s new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, has sparked much interest in the scientific community. From his recent TED conference video we learned that science can get us closer to the truth of moral objectivity. However, I must disagree that science cannot dictate morality. Value judgments are not scientific, but it does bring a good discussion to the table. The latest in Sam Harris news brings us a Huffington Post article on his answering questions on topics of morality: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-ha…_b_694305.html (mirror).

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2 Comments

  1. Logi said,

    The guy already got 1 wrong: There’s nothing objective that says morality is about the well-being of conscious beings.

    • cw1925 said,

      You’re completely correct, Logi. Morality is a subjective issue. What’s considered rude in America, such as two men kissing in public, is not considered so in other places of the world.

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