Sam Harris:
Science can answer moral questions

TED2010 · 23:06 · Filmed Feb 2010

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.

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