Tag «Response to Sam Harris»

The Fight for Moral Truth

A Response to Sam Harris – Part 2 of 2

In my essay for Sam Harris’s Moral Landscape Challenge, I assumed that serious competing theories of morality and value exist. Sam rejects this assumption. He contends that the only serious ethical theory is the one he accepts—consequentialism (explained after the jump). Sam also rejects my assumption that ethics must be prescriptive. He says an ethical …

Science, Philosophy, & Reality

A Response to Sam Harris – Part 1 of 2

Sam Harris has published his response to my winning essay in the Moral Landscape Challenge. I’d like to thank Sam for issuing the challenge and replying to my essay. I’d also like to thank Russell Blackford for all his hard work as contest judge. In my essay, I say that Sam has “not brought questions …