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Sam Harris, the fact-value distinction, and the problem with a science of morality

A few years ago, Sam Harris published a book, ‘The Moral Landscape‘, which argued that science could determine┬ámoral values. ┬áTo say that it received substantial criticism, from scientists, philosophers, and others, would be an understatement. Late last year, Harris issued … Continue reading

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This View of Life: Why Sam Harris is Unlikely to Change his Mind

The New Atheist Sam Harris recently offered to pay $10,000 to anyone who can disprove his arguments about morality. Jonathan Haidt analyzes the nature of reasoning, and the ease with which reason becomes a servant of the passions. He bets … Continue reading

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