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by Hannah Leitheiser

Science and Morality

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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris

2011

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2019-09-16

"The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and the good life. I hope to persuade you that this is not only untrue, it could not possibly be true. Meaning, values, morality, and the good life must relate to facts about the well-being of conscious creatures—and, in our case, must lawfully depend upon events in the world and upon states of the human brain." - Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2011)

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