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by Hannah Leitheiser

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#science #samharris #morals

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris

2011

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2019-09-16

"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.

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