Friday, October 15, 2010

VIDEO: Sam Harris -- The Moral Landscape

Watch Sam Harris Talk The Moral Landscape

On Oct. 7, 2010, the Center for Inquiry in New York City hosted Sam Harris for a public lecture about his new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. Full video of this talk is now available on the Center for Inquiry's YouTube page. It runs about one hour and 45 minutes, including both the lecture and the question-and-answer session. 

Click here to view this video.

In The Moral Landscape, Harris argues against the notion that good and evil, and right and wrong, are unanswerable by science. Harris posits that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life. Whether you agree or disagree with his arguments, they are surely thought-provoking. Enjoy!

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In the contemporary marketplace of ideas, one can find responsible, objective, and evidence-based information on everything from foreign policy to hormone replacement therapy. Yet when it comes to some of our most fundamental questions -- about human values, the transcendent, or the borderlands of science -- one often only hears from partisans of traditional religion, New Age practitioners, or anti-science movements.

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