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New Meetup: Sam Harris at UCSD

From: Mickey
Sent on: Saturday, September 18, 2010 4:36 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Humanism San Diego: Humanist Association of San Diego Meetup!

What: Sam Harris at UCSD

When: Wednesday, October 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: UCSD
Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037



Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Dr. Harris' writing has been published in over fifteen languages. He and his work have been discussed in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Dr. Harris is a Co-Founder and CEO of The Reason Project, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He holds a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
In his forthcoming book, Harris proposes that answers to questions of human value can be visualized on a ?moral landscape??a space of real and potential outcomes whose peaks and valleys correspond to states of greater or lesser well being in conscious creatures like ourselves. Different ways of thinking and behaving?different cultural practices, ethical codes, modes of government, etc.?translate into movements across this landscape. Such changes can be analyzed objectively on many levels?ranging from biochemistry to economics?but they have their crucial realization as states and capacities of the human brain.

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