Can Science Determine Moral Values? A Reply to Sam Harris

Neuroethics 5 (1):55-65 (2010)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Sam Harris’ new book “The Moral Landscape” is the latest in a series of attempts to provide a new “science of morality.” This essay argues that such a project is unlikely to succeed, using Harris’ text as an example of the major philosophical problems that would be faced by any such theory. In particular, I argue that those trying to construct a scientific ethics need pay far more attention to the tradition of moral philosophy, rather than assuming the debate is simply between a scientific ethics and a “supernatural” ethics provided by religion

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,419

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2010-12-04

Downloads
433 (#25,587)

6 months
13 (#73,897)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?