07 May 2010

Sam Harris in Huffpo: Towards a Science of Morality?

I will confess forthrightly that I haven't yet read all of this. One does have to get up and go to work. But I think this is a vital topic. Personally, I found the unwillingness of a rational scientific worldview to be really, truly clear on ethics one of the reasons I had to look to religion (Buddhism) to inform my worldview (another being the scientific bias against the validity of subjective experience of mind as a basis for truth about mind, but that's another topic). Somehow, our secular worldview, which, despite all, still dominates serious thought in our culture, has to come to terms with the Problem of Ethics. This appears to be a thoughtful and interesting take, as is Robert Wright's Evolution of God.

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