The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris

Sam Harris’s first ebook, The finish of Faith, ignited a global debate concerning the validity of faith. within the aftermath, Harris found that the majority people—from spiritual fundamentalists to non-believing scientists—agree on one element: technological know-how has not anything to claim just about human values. certainly, our failure to handle questions of which means and morality via technological know-how has now turn into the first justification for non secular faith.

In this hugely arguable e-book, Sam Harris seeks to hyperlink morality to the remainder of human wisdom. Defining morality by way of human and animal healthiness, Harris argues that technology can do greater than inform how we're; it will possibly, in precept, let us know how we must be. In his view, ethical relativism is just false—and comes at an expanding price to humanity. And the intrusions of faith into the field of human values might be ultimately repelled: for simply as there's no such factor as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there should be no Christian or Muslim morality. utilizing his services in philosophy and neuroscience, together with his event at the entrance strains of our “culture wars,” Harris grants a game-changing ebook concerning the way forward for technology and concerning the genuine foundation of human cooperation.

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