The Moral Landscape

In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge.

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409011143

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Sam Harris's first book, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people - from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientists - agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are; it can, in principle, tell us how we ought to be. In his view, moral relativism is simply false - and comes at an increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality. Using his expertise in philosophy and neuroscience, along with his experience on the front lines of our 'culture wars', Harris delivers a game-changing book about the future of science and about the real basis of human cooperation.

Reconciliation and the Search for a Shared Moral Landscape

An Exploration Based Upon a Study of Northern Ireland and South Africa Maria
Ericson. 3 ) The diverse and ... Other components of themoral landscape
would relate to what Kammer calls a person ' s world view . According to him a
world ...

Author: Maria Ericson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631377093

Category: Social Science

Page: 499

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This book focuses on reconciliation in Northern Ireland and South Africa. The overarching aim is to identify «formal and material conditions», or prerequisites, for reconciliation and moral community (or more precisely a «shared moral landscape»). In both countries obstacles to reconciliation can be found in the following elements of a «moral landscape»: Experiences of trauma, separation and inequalities; divergent views of the conflict and of «the other»; opposing identifications and loyalties; certain norms for interaction and contestant interpretations of values such as «peace» and «justice». This book describes how these obstacles have been addressed in: 1) Efforts, particularly by ecumenical groups, to bridge the Catholic/Protestant divide in Northern Ireland. 2) The work of, and debates surrounding, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On the basis of these dialogues in adverse circumstances, this study then suggests some prerequisites for «emancipatory conversations» - a central question in the search for a global ethics.

The Crayon

And so in the landlife may be said to arrange themselves about every scape - of
life , God has made the foreground , the present , human being in a moral
landscape . In one sense , this full of sharp and finished figures , the
obtrusiveness of ...

Author: William James Stillman



Category: Art


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Virtue Rediscovered

Deontology, Consequentialism, and Virtue Ethics in the Contemporary Moral
Landscape Nathan Wood. evil is a propensity to choose maxims contrary to the
moral law, but it has three different degrees; frailty, impurity, and depravity. The
first ...

Author: Nathan Wood

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498585337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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Virtue ethics occupies the strange position of being one of the oldest and most prominently discussed ethical theories throughout history, and yet many contemporary moral philosophers do not recognize it as a genuine alternative to currently prominent normative theories, such as utilitarianism or Kantian ethics. In Virtue Rediscovered: Deontology, Consequentialism, and Virtue Ethics in the Contemporary Moral Landscape, Nathan Wood argues that this discrepancy requires us to rethink how we understand the function and purpose of normative ethical theories, especially insofar as such theories are expected to be action guiding. All ethical theories guide action, but they do so in two different ways. One way is through stipulating criteria for what we ought to do, but another way is setting a core concern that represents an account of what lies at the heart of morality and determines the moral salience of features in the world. This framework not only clarifies the nature of deontology, consequentialism, and virtue ethics, but also recasts the debate among them.

Turning Backward the Erosion of Moral Sensibility

out on the street , we are asked contemporaneously to celebrate the entailing fact
that the stock market is ... Is this dew - line already hanging shards over a moral
landscape which has undergone the tipping phenomenon , the algae of ...

Author: John Joseph McDermott



Category: Ethics

Page: 15

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Select Works of Thomas Chalmers

MAN on the one hand might like to be | Him , it must be a land of uprightness ; put
into a state of happiness without holi ... And so from of a moral nature , brings the
best and the that moral landscape in paradise by highest happiness in its train .

Author: Thomas Chalmers



Category: Bible


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Select Works Chalmers Thomas

There may be the reciprocal play , even throughout this alienated planet of ours ,
of good affections and tender ... The very Being who pencilled all the glories of
nature's landscape , is the Being who strewed the moral landscape by all the ...

Author: Thomas Chalmers





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The Complete Works of Rev Daniel A Clark

EZEKIEL XVIII . 32 . I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth , saith the
Lord God . Every other doctrine of the Scriptures must be compatible with this one

Author: Daniel Atkinson Clark



Category: Clergy


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The Cloud and the Beam A Christmas Story

that ever seem to enrobe the moral landscape of our own sunny youth . Now ,
dear Nellie , the goodly type of sweetest innocency , farewell , our fading
thoughts of you enwound themselves around those hopeful ones , of that “ Fair
Father ...

Author: Arthur GARDNER (Writer of Tales.)





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Toward a Moral Horizon

Throughout the text , the authors emphasize the ways that nurses can enact their
role as advocates and influence change within the health care system . Such
engagement involves understanding the background ( the moral landscape ) ,
the ...

Author: Patricia Anne Rodney

Publisher: Brady


Category: Medical

Page: 575

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"A Canadian nursing ethics book written specifically for study at an advanced level"--Back cover.

Moral Geographies

terrain ' of ancient forests and ' moral landscape ' of the Pacific Northwest of the
United States , by James Proctor ( 1995 , 1999 ) . He is concerned with ' how
ideology transforms habitat into a moral landscape , a geographical embodiment
of ...

Author: David Marshall Smith

Publisher: Ethics in a World of Differenc


Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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This book explores the interface between geography, ethics and morality. It considers questions that have haunted the past, are subjects of controversy in the present, and which affect the future. Does distance diminish responsibility? Should we interfere with the lives of those we do not know? Is there a distinction between private and public space? Which values and morals, if any, are absolute, and which cultural, communal or personal? And are universal rights consistent with respect for difference? David Smith shows how these questions play themselves out in politics, planning, development, social and personal relations, the exploitation of resources, and competition for territory. After introducing the essential elements of moral philosophy from Plato to postmodernism, he examines the moral significance of concepts of landscape, location and place, proximity, distance and community, space and territory, justice, and nature. He is concerned above all with the morality people practice, to see how this varies according to geographical context, and to assess the inevitability of its outcomes. His argument is seamlessly interwoven with everyday observation and vividly described case studies: the latter include genocide and rescue during the Holocaust, the conflicts over space between Israeland Palestine and within Israel itself, and the social tensions and aspirations in post-apartheid South Africa. The meaning, possibility and limits of social justice lie at the heart of the book. That geographical context is vital to the understanding of moral practice and ethical theory is its central proposition. The book is clearly and engagingly written. The author has a student readership in mind, but his book will appeal widely to geographers and others involved in planning, development, politics, social theory, and the analysis of the contemporary world.

Congressional Record

OF sands of lives , which could have been saved I ask unanimous consent that
the and " the death penalty ( for stations ] ... the Morality of Hard appointment we
will not be adding the Cash " ( a recent Ballantine paperback ) , Moral Landscape
in ...

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Sarawak Museum Journal

Malay short stories from East Malaysia and Brunei have three nearly universal
characteristics : letters , a moral landscape , and a threepart construction . Only
the last of these is absent from Melati . The novel has three letters all of which are

Author: Sarawak Museum



Category: Borneo


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Animal Geographies

The moral landscape , however , cannot speak for itself ; people must represent it
. ... The messenger was thus closely allied to the message in the construction of
moral landscapes during the spotted owl controversy ; people accepted or ...

Author: Jennifer R. Wolch

Publisher: Verso Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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Each year billions of animals are poisoned, dissected, displaced, killed for consumption, or held in captivity—usually for the benefit of humans. The animal world has never been under greater peril and this broad-ranging collection contributes to a much-needed, fundamental rethinking about our relation with it. Animal Geographies explores the diverse ways in which animals shape the formation of human identity. Essays on zoos and wolves, for example, reveal how animals figure in social constructions of race, gender, and nationality. From questions of identity and subjectivity, it moves to a consideration of the places where people and animals confront the realities of coexistence on an everyday basis, by way of case studies of species such as mountain lions and the golden eagle. It then examines the ways in which animals figure in the ongoing globalization of production and mass consumption—illustrated by essays on the US meatpacking industry and meat production in the Indian state of Rajasthan—and finally, takes up legal and ethical approaches to human-animal relations. Animal Geographies compels a profound rethinking of the nature of human-animal relations and offers a series of proposals for reconstituting this relationship on a progressive basis. Contributors: Kay Anderson, Glen Elder, Andrea Gullo, Unna Lassiter, William S. Lynn, Suzanne M. Michel, Chris Philo, James D. Proctor, Paul Robbins, Frances M. Ufkes, James L. Wescoat, Jr.

Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

All three papers alluded to the ways in which architecture and landscape relied
on the contributions of black and white ... MEDITATIONS ON MORAL
LANDSCAPES David Vanderburgh , Moderator “ Reconstituting the Vanished : A
Black ...




Category: Vernacular architecture


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The Moral Stake in Education

These forces have had two polar effects : They have greatly strengthened the
idea that moral relativism is self ... of our moral beliefs and the recognition that
moral disagreement and conflict are permanent features of the moral landscape .

Author: Joan F. Goodman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 304

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B> This scholarly work addresses the complex issues of moral education as they arise in school settings. It grapples with the relationship between education and moral action as confronted by teachers, students, and administrators. The Moral Stake in Education encourages educators to understand the theoretical debates now raging and the philosophical positions on which they are based. It asks them to consider their own viewpoints as they relate to classroom situations and to their own teaching. Educators, or others interested in the Educational system.

The Ethics of Bioethics

Mapping the Moral Landscape Lisa A. Eckenwiler, Felicia G. Cohn. the e¤
ectiveness of alternative democratic institutions in providing relevant information
to policy makers. Social moral epistemology, in its most inclusive form, is the ...

Author: Lisa A. Eckenwiler

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.

The Moral Force of Philosophy

A subtle but far - reaching displacement of the moral accent of the age has
occurred . ... Resting between the two peaks of universal recognition and the
quest for authenticity , our moral landscape is watered by two different internal
sources ...

Author: Anayra O. Santory Jorge




Page: 340

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