Gideon Lewis-Kraus: Science does ethics, 9 February 2012
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Basic, 238 pp., £18.99, May 2011, 978 0 465 02044 7Show More
Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris.
Bantam, 291 pp., £20, April 2011, 978 0 593 06486 3Show More
The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Peter Corning.
Chicago, 237 pp., $27.50, April 2011, 978 0 226 11627 3Show More
“... them from talking about ‘the moral landscape’, fMRI studies aren’t taken very seriously. As David Eagleman writes in his recent book Incognito, ‘imaging methods make use of highly processed blood-flow signals, which cover tens of cubic millimetres of brain tissue. In a single cubic millimetre of brain tissue, there are some one hundred million ...”