A Miserable Argument

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