Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
"Unlike our fellow primates, the sclera of our eyes is white and exposed, allowing us to notice even the subtlest shifts in one another’s visual attention. 'If I am advertising the direction of my eyes, I must be in an environment full of others who are not often inclined to take advantage of this to my detriment—by, say, beating me to the food or escaping aggression before me. Indeed, I must be in a cooperative social environment.'"
- Sam Harris, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2011)