Nons sequiter, Landscapes Moral

February 8th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

by Sam Harris, pages 19 & 21, respectively.

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

“Must we really argue that beneficence, trust, creativity, etc., enjoyed in the context of a prosperous civil society are better than the horrors of civil war endured in a steaming jungle filled with aggressive insects carrying dangerous pathogens?”

Must we? I don’t know.

But aren’t we? Yes.

“It is quite possible for people to traffic in ideas and other cultural products that diminish their well-being for centuries on end.”

Is he referring to the Second Amendment?

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