Continuing Philosophy

Coordinators

Name Email Phone
Jim Halloran jp.hallo@tds.net 608-238-7201
Ed Cothroll cothroll@tds.net 608-831-4493
The class will be continuing to read discuss “The Moral Landscape” [First Free Press trade -- PAPERBACK VERSION -- published September, 2011] by Sam Harris, a neuroscientist. Mr. Harris contends that we can develop an objective moral code based on our knowledge of the brain and its relationship to events in the world -- that we can use the scientific method to determine answers to the question of how we should lead our lives – answers, he argues, that nether moral relativism nor religion can satisfactorily provide. If you wish to join the discussion of what is a controversial proposal, get a copy of the book, read the Introduction, and begin reading Chapter 3, Belief.

Location

Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day

Wednesday

Meeting Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

Feb. 27, 2019

End Date

May 1, 2019

Participation

Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

No limit

Course Notes

No pre-enrollment; just come to the first class session.

# of Sessions:10

 

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