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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
 
 
Author
Sam Harris.
Publisher Free Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781439171219
Pages/Publication Date 291/2010
Daedalus Item Code 31348
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The author of Letter to a Christian Nation and The End of Faith (which won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction), Sam Harris here tackles the widespread notion that "science can't speak to morality, only religion can," and finds it flat wrong. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape." Addressing ancient questions on good and evil, Harris demonstrates that we now know enough about the brain and its relationship to events in the world to scientifically deduce right and wrong answers.

"Sam Harris breathes intellectual fire into an ancient debate. Reading this thrilling, audacious book, you feel the ground shifting beneath your feet. Reason has never had a more passionate advocate."—Ian McEwan

"A lively, provocative, and timely new look at one of the deepest problems in the world of ideas. Harris makes a powerful case for a morality that is based on human flourishing and thoroughly enmeshed with science and rationality. It is a tremendously appealing vision, and one that no thinking person can afford to ignore."—Steven Pinker

"I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring myth that science can say nothing about morals. To my surprise, The Moral Landscape has changed all that for me. It should change it for philosophers too. Philosophers of mind have already discovered that they can't duck the study of neuroscience, and the best of them have raised their game as a result. Sam Harris shows that the same should be true of moral philosophers, and it will turn their world exhilaratingly upside down. As for religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good, nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris."—Richard Dawkins

 
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