The Science of Morality

Health & Happiness — POSTED BY Charlotte Walsh on April 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But 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.

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  • jonatkinson says:

    Persuasive with much validity, and yet dangerous and something slippery about the tone of it. Would much rather trust the guy who comes on at the end to question him. Nonetheless, still a stimulating contrast to over-liberalism. Has a good point to make, whether it’s fully ‘true’ or not. But he felt to me a bit like a politician. Remants of top down reasoning.

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