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By RDFRS UK - RICHARDDAWKINS.NET
Updated: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:13:14 UTC
UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that RDFRS UK is having this event professionally filmed by the company that has made most of Richard's documentaries for Channel 4, and that it will be available afterwards, both to view on our website and to purchase on DVD.
MAJOR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
WHO SAYS SCIENCE HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT MORALITY?
with Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins
In his new book, The Moral Landscape, neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris challenges the commonly held view that science has nothing to say about moral issues and that religion is the best authority on meaning, values and a good life. For Sam, the goal of The Moral Landscape is to begin a conversation about how moral truth can be understood in terms of science. Richard Dawkins is known for his persistence in demanding a rational and scientific approach to solving life's most fundamental questions wherever and whenever it can be applied. So, can science help us to determine how we should live in the 21st century?
Join us as these two pinnacles of rationalist thought discuss how the science of morality might be formulated and applied to human well-being.
This, the first ever appearance of Sam and Richard together in public, will be followed by a book signing. Blackwell's Books will be selling copies of books by Sam and Richard at the Sheldonian after the event, or you can bring your favourites with you.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Amnesty International and Non-Believers Giving Aid.
This talk is brought to you by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK, Project Reason, The British Humanist Association, The Centre for Inquiry UK, and Oxford Atheists, Humanists, and Secularists.
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