Tagged: The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Pat Churchland on the science of morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 28, 2011

A few months ago there was a flurry of attention around Sam Harris’s book The Moral Landscape and lectures he gave around the time of its publication. A lot of it critical – but not all. I thought the value … Continue reading → … Read More

Is there a role for science in morality? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 28, 2011

In our discussion of the science of morality commenters often assert that science may be able to describe why and how we are moral but it cannot make moral decisions for us. Or tell us what is right and wrong. … Continue reading → … Read More

Answering questions on morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 22, 2011

I want to spend a few posts answering some of the questions commenters have raised on my science of morality articles here and at the SciBlogs syndicated version (Open Parachute@ SciBlogs). See, for example, Foundations of human morality. Those articles represent … Continue reading → … Read More

Craig brings some clarity to morality? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 12, 2011

Interesting! Is there a second wave of interest in Sam Harris’s ideas on human morality? Sure, many religious apologists really didn’t want to challenge these ideas until WL Craig had said his bit – preferably by way of a debate … Continue reading → … Read More