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    DescriptionSam Harris's first book, "The End of Faith," ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people--from religious fundamentalists to non-believing scientists--agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are; it can, in principle, tell us how we ought to be. In his view, moral relativism is simply false--and comes at an increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality. Using his expertise in philosophy and neuroscience, along with his experience on the front lines of our "culture wars," Harris delivers a game-changing book about the future of science and about the real basis of human cooperation.

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    The Moral Landscape
    How Science Can Determine Human Values
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sam Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 307
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439171226
    ISBN 10: 143917122X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000
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    DC22: 171/.2, 171.2
    Libri: ETHI5046, MORA2000, ETHI5096, WISS5800
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    LC classification: BJ1031 .H35 2011
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    Publication date
    13 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Reading Sam Harris is like drinking water from a cool stream on a hot day. He has the rare ability to frame arguments that are not only stimulating, they are downright nourishing, even if you don't always agree with him! In this new book he argues from a philosophical and a neurobiological perspective that science can and should determine morality. His discussions will provoke secular liberals and religious conservatives alike, who jointly argue from different perspectives that there always will be an unbridgeable chasm between merely knowing what is and discerning what should be. As was the case with Harris' previous books, readers are bound to come away with previously firm convictions about the world challenged, and a vital new awareness about the nature and value of science and reason in our lives.""--"Lawrence M. Krauss, Foundation Professor and Director of the ASU Origins Project at Arizona State University", "author of" The Physics of Star Trek, " and", Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science "