A Miserable Argument

In Sam Harris: Critical Responses. Chicago: Open Universe. pp. 115-25 (2023)
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Abstract

In his arguments that science itself can answer moral questions, Sam Harris often appeals to our intuitions about the badness of suffering. If we share these intuitions, Harris argues, we’ve taken a significant step in conceding to a basically utilitarian worldview. In this chapter, I critically assess Harris’ arguments and find them deeply wanting.

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