Category Archives: Sam Harris

Ethics & Morality

Below is a collection of my thinking on the grounding and justification of moral truth. I am warming up for something. Divine Essentialism God wills it (right) because He is good — essentialism. 1/4/08 (Not mine. Precursor.) The Sword and the … Continue reading

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Is-ought discussion with WLC

I had a discussion with Dr. Craig in a note I posted on Facebook, but I am deleting Facebook Sunday and the discussion was never resolved, so I am moving it to here.  Hopefully he can reply here or in … Continue reading

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Why does Sam Harris’ "Moral Landscape" have the word "moral" in it?

I actually have ‘two’ questions (followed by a more important ‘third’ question). 1.  Why does Sam Harris’ “Moral Landscape” have the word “moral” in it? and…2.  Why doesn’t its sub-title say “How science can likely determine human values”? Really, I think … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Carnival call for submissions

I’ll be hosting the next Philosophers’ Carnival on June 27 (submit by June 25).  Email submission if need be. . Some topics I’d like to see in the submissions: How can an objectively true moral ‘ought’ correspond to the ‘is’ of reality? … Continue reading

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Why Sam Harris’ "objective moral truth" hovers over an abyss…

Let x be any concept that refers.  See Jime’s comment here for background on Sam Harris’ use of the word “objective”. P1:  Every possible meaning of x is subject to change unless there is a being to which an unchanging … Continue reading

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Craig v Harris debate post mortem, audio, video and transcript

First, here is the audio, part 1 of 9 video and the transcript (thanks to MandM) of The God Debate II between Craig and Harris answering the question “Is the foundation of morality natural or supernatural?”  Second, here is my open letter … Continue reading

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Open letter to William Lane Craig regarding April 7 debate with Sam Harris

[ Reposting from Friday. ] I know you are a seasoned apologist but wondered if you will be using Hume’s is-ought fallacy, and Harris’ appreciation of correspondence theory, to question Harris on what his real ought corresponds to in reality, … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Carnival 115

I had the priviledge of hosting a “Moral Landscape” edition of Philosophers’ Carnival here.

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At Coffee with the Euthyphro Dilemma

Maryann, Dawkins, and Harris are at coffee…Maryann pops off with… Maryann: It is a true fact that love…treating the other as self…is the highest value. Dawkins (pre-Moral Landscape): Nature neither knows nor cares. Nature just is. Maryann: Agreed. But the … Continue reading

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