Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
#science #samharris #morals
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
"Science is about facts, not norms; it might tell us how we are, but it couldn’t tell us what is wrong with how we are. There couldn’t be a science of the human condition."
- Fodor in - Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2011)
I mostly agree. To me, Harris proposes something better termed engineering since you first assert a goal, in this case the goal of increasing the well-being of conscious creatures.