Despite these parallels in their viewpoints, Objectivists have found plenty in Sam Harris’ moral philosophy to quibble about. Ari Armstrong has been the chief critic of Harris over at The Objective Standard. He makes three main criticisms of Harris’ book The Moral Landscape:
- Harris’ concept of well-being lacks the clarity of meaning to sufficiently ground it in a bonafide theory of ethics.
- Lacking a clear conception of well-being, Harris embraces hedonism as the standard of value.
- Harris merges his vague conception of well-being with a form of utilitarianism, which constitutes “a collectivist form of hedonism holding that the good consists of self-sacrificially serving the greatest happiness for the greatest number."