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Comment 115 by Schrodinger's Cat

The best one can do, as Sam Harris has done, is argue that if one wants a specific outcome then one should follow a particular morality

No, that’s not what he’s doing; he’s arguing that some outcomes are more moral than others. You may disagree, but as far as I can tell your objection is about semantics; you’re basically saying morality is a term without content, or that it means the same as “whim”. That’s not a terribly interesting thing to talk about. The interesting discussion is how do you make things better, and Sam has some quite useful things to say about that.

Fri, 25 May 2012 12:40:44 UTC | #943467