The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (2011)

The title is the perfect descriptor for Sam Harris’ latest work: The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. It leaves you with plenty to consider, such as the implications of our own social interactions and an honest re-evaluation of how we form our own morals and ethics.

Human well-being is not a random phenomenon. It depends on many factors—ranging from genetics and neurobiology to sociology and economics. But, clearly, there are scientific truths to be known about how we can flourish in this world. Wherever we can act so as to have an impact on the well-being of others, questions of morality apply. – Q&A with Sam Harris

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