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Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!
What: Burnsville Book Club: "The Moral Landscape" by Sam Harris
When: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:00 PM
14639 CR 11
Burnsville, MN 55337
We'll be discussing "The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values" by Sam Harris
The discussion begins at 7pm in the Davanni's "Party Room", but many of us arrive at 6:30 to have a little dinner. The evening usually concludes around 9pm after everyone has an opportunity to share their book recommendations and other ideas for group events.
Richard Dawkins on The Moral Landscape (from amazon.com):
Beautifully written as they were (the elegance of his prose is a distilled blend of honesty and clarity) there was little in Sam Harris's previous books that couldn't have been written by any of his fellow "horsemen" of the "new atheism." This book is different, though every bit as readable as the other two. I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring myth that science can say nothing about morals. To my surprise, The Moral Landscape has changed all that for me. It should change it for philosophers too. Philosophers of mind have already discovered that they can't duck the study of neuroscience, and the best of them have raised their game as a result. Sam Harris shows that the same should be true of moral philosophers, and it will turn their world exhilaratingly upside down. As for religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good, nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris.
In February we'll be discussing Sex Rites: The Origins of Christianity by Diana Agorio.
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