Has anyone read Sam Harris's _The Moral Landscape_? is it worth reading?

@gmcgath I haven't read it and don't plan to. In _The End of Faith_, he baldly asserted the proposition that ethics is altruistic and, from the description of _The Moral Landscape_ it appears that he hasn't learned any better. It appears, for example, that he simply begs the question of what constitutes a better life. And that he's a determinist.

@billblake2018 I reviewed _The End of Faith_ ages ago and wasn't impressed.

What I've read about his theory indicates he's at least broadly on target in regarding the moral good as based on well-being. However, he seems to be a utilitarian.

I'm working on an article on ethics that wouldn't be complete without addressing his views, even if it's to rebut them. I found a cheap copy on eBay and have ordered it.

@gmcgath I didn't get to the parts you critiqued in that essay. Probably because I stopped reading once he baldly asserted that morality *is* altruism. Your essay makes clear that I made the right decision. :) But I suppose you're stuck reading this other book. My condolences.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.