Sam Harris

Science can answer moral questions

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TED2010
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Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.

Sam Harris
/ Neuroscientist and philosopher

Sam Harris’ writings and scholarship cover a wide range of topics, from neuroscience and moral philosophy to religion, violence and human reasoning, with a focus on how our growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live.  Full bio.

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