I’ve started reading The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris. I’m still in the first section (I’m using it as bedtime reading), in which he lays out what it is that he’s going to talk about, but I’m inclined to like it so far. I don’t know. Maybe the amount of negative reaction I’ve heard about inclines me to be biased in favour of the book. I’m a bit perverse that way.
Harris has written a response to his many critics but I’m going to wait to read that until I’ve finished reading the book and have discussed it with a few friends.