The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Gideon Lewis-Kraus writes:

Harris, who dabbles in neuroscience when he’s not saving the West from the threat of a new caliphate in the pages of the New York Times, believes that ‘questions about values – about meaning, morality and life’s larger purpose – are really questions about the well-being of conscious creatures.’ Our advancing understanding of the brain will, he believes, help us to arrive at enduring answers.

(LRB 9 February 2012)