The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

May 2, 2011 · Posted in Blog, Book Reviews 

Reviewers are talking about Sam Harris’ new book, The Moral Landscape, available from Amazon.  Harris’ first book, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason attacked religion ( see my discussion of it here) but in this book he is preposing science as a source for ethics. This sounds like Harris might be a naturalist, but he doesn’t think morality is directly measurable in that way, but rather that morality is linked to wellbeing and wellbeing can be grounded in measurable things.  He discusses it in Radio 4s Start the Week, available here.  It’s on my reading list.

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