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 in regards to the validity of faith. within the aftermath, Harris chanced on that almost all 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 deal with questions of that means and morality via technology has now develop into the first justification for non secular faith.

In this hugely debatable booklet, Sam Harris seeks to hyperlink morality to the remainder of human wisdom. Defining morality by way of human and animal health, Harris argues that technological know-how can do greater than inform how we're; it could actually, in precept, let us know how we needs to 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 may be eventually repelled: for simply as there's no such factor as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there will be no Christian or Muslim morality. utilizing his services in philosophy and neuroscience, with his adventure at the entrance strains of our “culture wars,” Harris offers a game-changing booklet concerning the way forward for technological know-how and concerning the actual foundation of human cooperation.

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