The Moral Landscape

How Science Can Determine Human Values

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143917122X

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.
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Brief an ein christliches Land

eine Abrechnung mit dem religiösen Fundamentalismus

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570009970

Category:

Page: 122

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The Ethics of Bioethics

Mapping the Moral Landscape

Author: Lisa A. Eckenwiler,Felicia G. Cohn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801892264

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Through twenty-five lively essays examining the field’s history and trends, shortcomings and strengths, and the political and policy interplay within the bioethical realm, this comprehensive book begins a much-needed critical and constructive discussion of the moral landscape of bioethics.
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Epistle to A Sam Harris Nation

Debunking the Moral Landscape

Author: Bill Whitehouse

Publisher: Bilquees Press

ISBN: 145249116X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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'Epistle To A Sam Harris Nation: Debunking The Moral Landscape' takes on the ideas of Sam Harris using his own chosen tools -- namely, reason and science. When those tools are turned back on his book, 'The Moral Landscape', one comes to understand that his perspective is very much like an onion since, after one peels away the various decaying layers of philosophy, reasoning, and science, there is really nothing left at the heart of his worldview.Sam Harris has been raised by many of the citizens of a 'Sam Harris Nation' (i.e., his many followers and admirers) to an emperor-like status. Nonetheless, in reality, this would-be emperor has no genuine clothes of royalty since the material from which his conceptual garments are woven are fairly common, if not threadbare. In fact, his ideas are clothed in a way which gives them the appearance of being fashioned in a very sturdy and reliable manner, but such appearances are little more than an illusion. He often claims that his kingdom is ruled through reason and science. Yet, when the topography of his ideas are carefully explored, there are many problems to be found hiding in the nooks and crannies of his thought processes. His reasoning is not always rational; his science is not always factual; and his explanations are often problematic. Furthermore, he asserts that faith is for the naive and foolish, but his perspective is glued together by a variety of different grades of faith -- some of them quite faulty -- which he calls by other names such as: well-being, probability, theory, hypothesis, science, randomness, evolution, neurobiology, reason, and so on.Sam Harris has harsh words for religious extremists -- as well he should. However, he apparently fails to understand how his own position incorporates a brand of irreligious fundamentalism which is inclined to be just as blind and unyielding as the religious people whom he wishes to criticize. 'Epistle To A Sam Harris Nation: Debunking The Moral Landscape' doesn't just criticize the perspective which is developed in Sam Harris' latest book, 'The Moral Landscape.' The former book introduces a variety of constructive ideas with respect to moral philosophy, political philosophy, evolution, science, the process of reasoning, and methodology that grows out of the process through which the problems and errors that are present in Sam Harris' 'The Moral Landscape' are corrected and refined.
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Der Mann, der seine Frau vergaß

Roman

Author: John O'Farrell

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641095808

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 392

Kann man sich zweimal in seine eigene Frau verlieben? Ehemänner vergessen so einiges: die Sachen aus der Reinigung zu holen, den Hochzeitstag oder dass ihre Frau einen dringenden Termin hat. Aber Jack Vaughan hat sogar vergessen, dass er verheiratet ist. Irgendetwas hat seine Erinnerungen komplett gelöscht – sein Name, sein Beruf, seine komplette Vergangenheit: alles verschwunden. Als er in diesem Zustand der hinreißenden Madeleine begegnet, verliebt er sich Hals über Kopf. Dumm nur, dass es sich bei ihr um seine eigene Frau handelt und dass die beiden vor dem Scheidungsrichter stehen. Jack muss alles daransetzen, seine Vergangenheit zurückzuerobern – vor allem aber seine große Liebe ...
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Knights of the Brush

The Hudson River School and the Moral Landscape

Author: James F. Cooper

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 109

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This remarkable work of cultural criticism analyses masterpieces of the Hudson River School, America's golden age of landscape painting. Iconic works by Church, Cole, Cropsey, Durand, and others are examined in relation to the religious, moral, and aestet
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Joe

Roman

Author: Larry Brown

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641227615

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gary Jones schätzt sein eigenes Alter auf etwa fünfzehn. Zusammen mit seinem gewalttätigen Vater, einer apathischen Mutter und seinen beiden Schwestern zieht er obdachlos und ohne Chance auf ein anständiges Leben durch den Süden der USA. Bis er auf den Ex-Häftling Joe Ransom trifft, der sein eigenes Leben auf die Reihe zu bekommen versucht. Joe gibt dem eifrigen Jungen einen Aushilfsjob und nimmt ihn unter seine Fittiche. Doch Garys Vater ist damit alles andere als einverstanden. Bald kommt es zur Konfrontation. Mit einem exklusivem Nachwort von Marcus Müntefering
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Was man für Geld nicht kaufen kann

Die moralischen Grenzen des Marktes

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843705097

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Darf ein Staat Söldner verpflichten, um Kriege zu führen? Ist es moralisch vertretbar, Leute dafür zu bezahlen, dass sie Organe spenden? Dürfen Unternehmen gegen Geld das Recht erwerben, die Luft zu verpesten? Fast alles scheint heute käuflich zu sein. Wollten wir das so? Und was können wir dagegen tun? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele widmet sich Michael J. Sandel dieser wichtigen ethischen Frage. Die Regeln des Marktes haben fast alle Lebensbereiche infiltriert, auch jene, die eigentlich jenseits von Konsum und Mehrwert liegen sollten: Medizin, Erziehung, Politik, Recht und Gesetz, Kunst, Sport, sogar Familie und Partnerschaft. Ohne es zu merken, haben wir uns von einer Marktwirtschaft in eine Marktgesellschaft gewandelt. Ist da nicht etwas grundlegend schief gelaufen? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele wirft Michael Sandel eine der wichtigsten ethischen Fragen unserer Zeit auf: Wie können wir den Markt daran hindern, Felder zu beherrschen, in denen er nichts zu suchen hat? Wo liegen seine moralischen Grenzen? Und wie können wir zivilisatorische Errungenschaften bewahren, für die sich der Markt nicht interessiert und die man für kein Geld der Welt kaufen kann?
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Debunking a Moral Landscape

Author: Anab Whitehouse

Publisher: Bilquees Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Debunking A Moral Landscape takes on the ideas of Sam Harris using his own chosen tools -- namely, reason and science. When those tools are turned back on his book, The Moral Landscape, one comes to understand that his perspective is very much like an onion since, after one peels away the various decaying layers of philosophy, reasoning, and science, there is really nothing left at the heart of his worldview. Sam Harris has been raised by many his many followers and admirers to an emperor-like status. Nonetheless, in reality, this would-be emperor has no genuine clothes of royalty since the material from which his conceptual garments are woven are fairly common, if not threadbare. In fact, his ideas are clothed in a way that gives them the appearance of being fashioned in a very sturdy and reliable manner, but such appearances are little more than an illusion. He often claims that his kingdom is ruled through reason and science. Yet, when the topography of his ideas are carefully explored, there are many problems to be found hiding in the nooks and crannies of his thought processes. His reasoning is not always rational; his science is not always factual; and his explanations are often problematic. Furthermore, he asserts that faith is for the naive and foolish, but his perspective is glued together by a variety of different grades of faith -- some of them quite faulty -- which he calls by other names such as: well-being, probability, theory, hypothesis, science, randomness, evolution, neurobiology, reason, and so on. Sam Harris has harsh words for religious extremists -- as well he should. However, he apparently fails to understand how his own position incorporates a brand of irreligious fundamentalism that is inclined to be just as blind and unyielding as the religious people whom he wishes to criticize. Debunking A Moral Landscape doesn't just criticize the perspective which is developed in Sam Harris' latest book, The Moral Landscape, the former book introduces a variety of constructive ideas with respect to moral philosophy, political philosophy, evolution, science, the process of reasoning, and methodology that grows out of the process through which the problems and errors that are present in Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape are corrected and refined.
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Gender and Landscape

Renegotiating the Moral Landscape

Author: Josephine Carubia,Lorraine Dowler,Bonj Szczygiel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134300824

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2044

Gender and Landscape is a feminist inquiry into a long-ignored area of study: the landscape. Although there has been an exhaustive investigation into issues of gender as they intersect with space and place, very little has been written about the gendering of the landscape. This volume provides a bridge between feminist discussions of space and place as something 'lived' and landscape interpretations as something 'viewed'.
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Praktische Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150189191

Category: Ethics

Page: 564

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Military Robots

Mapping the Moral Landscape

Author: Jai Galliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317096002

Category: History

Page: 280

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Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are questions and perennial problems concerning what justifies the initial resort to war, who may be legitimately targeted in warfare, who should be permitted to serve the military, the collateral effects of military weaponry and the methods of determining and dealing with violations of the laws of war. This book provides a comprehensive and unifying analysis of the moral, political and social questions concerning the rise of drone warfare.
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Das Ende des Glaubens

Religion, Terror und das Licht der Vernunft

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905752069

Category: Fundamentalismus

Page: 342

View: 1331

Seit Krieg wieder heilig ist und betende Politiker zu Kreuzzügen aufrufen, wird allenorten von einem Wiedererstarken der Religion gesprochen. Sam Harris betrachtet den Zusammenhang zwischen Religion und Gewalt mit nüchternen Augen. Frei von der weit verbreiteten theistischen Betriebsblindheit untersucht er die Hintergründe des islamistischen Terrors. Hier spricht einer aus, was andere kaum mehr zu denken wagen, endlich ein Autor, der zu unterscheiden weiss zwischen Religion und Spiritualität. Ein Weckruf in glaubensverdunkelter Zeit.
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Subjects on the World's Stage

Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author: David G. Allen,Robert A. White

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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"In this collection eighteen scholars offer various readings on British literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Although the period covered ranges from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the essays are tied together by a common interest in one of three topics: poetic personae, dramatic production, and the influence of social context upon authors or dramatists. Common to these topics is the crucial point of contact between an artist and society that prompts the literary imagination to respond either with the creation of a new character or with the demonstration of change in an old one."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Religion and Belief

A Moral Landscape

Author: Malcolm Heath,Christopher T Green,Fabio Serranito

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443860069

Category: History

Page: 196

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Religion and Belief: A Moral Landscape is a collection of essays from the 4th Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference at the Department of Classics, University of Leeds. The book collates a wide range of issues and initiates a discussion on the nuances and multifaceted concepts of religion and belief. The topics range from ancient Greek religion and philosophy, through the Roman world and early Judeo-Christian beliefs, to modern burial practices and 21st century ‘New-Atheism’. By presenting religion and belief in this macrocosmic landscape, simple conceptions and caricatures of religion and belief are shown to be mis-leading and ultimately redundant. This book engages with the complex and multi-faceted nature of religion and belief across time.
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