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The Scientific Basis of Morality

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Is there a science behind morality? Can right and wrong be determined by science? If so how might right and wrong be authoritatively determined? Sam Harris (‘The Moral Landscape’) writes that there is ample basis to justify (even promote) the place of science to pronounce on the normative issue/question in all this. This discussion, based on moral psychology and Sam Harris’s book, will explore whether or not science can or should be an authority on moral issues? Should any entity have the final word? Are there universal morals?

Here are a few things to read up on that relate to the topic. From here:
http://www.edge.org/conversatio... (http://www.edge.org/conversation/a-new-science-of-morality-part-3)