Morals, Science, and Moral Science

Tomáš Marvan



The article reviews following books: Sam HARRIS, The Moral Landscape. New York: Free Press 2010, 291 pp. and Patricia Smith CHURCHLAND, Braintrust. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2011, 273 pp. The aim of the articles it to emphasize the profound agreement of both authors on a naturalistic conception of ethics and to alert the reader to some deficiencies in their argumentation.


morals; ethical naturalism; neuroethics; science; Harris; Churchland

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TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE – journal for interdisciplinary studies of science is published twice a year by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies). ISSN 1210-0250 (Print) ISSN 1804-6347 (Online) MK ČR E 18677 web: /// email: