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What is Morality’s Foundation? Jordan Peterson vs. Sam Harris

Date:
Saturday, September 15
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Public Arcade at 550 Madison Ave
550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry-New York City

Description:

1) What role did Religion play in providing a foundation for Morality? Is Religion still needed to support Morality?
2) Is it possible to base Morality on facts and science? If so, how?
3) What are Stories? Are they indispensable means of communicating Morality to the masses?
4) Is Faith still needed when we have Reason?
5) What are relationships between science and religion, facts and values, enlightenment rationality and narrative thought, and tradition vs the necessity for new discovery and update of traditional belief?

This is a discussion on the two debates/discussions between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris which took place in Vancouver earlier this year.

You can see the videos here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Z9EZE8kpo
and here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BtkwF5qA6uE

While watching the videos at least for sometime is highly recommended, you are welcome to attend if you are interested in thinking about the questions above, hearing others’ thoughts about them and sharing your own.

We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.