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Free Will by Sam Harris

Free Will (2012)

by Sam Harris

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About the author: quoting from the book's cover, "Sam Harris is the author of the best-selling books 'The End of Faith,' 'Letter to a Christian Nation,' 'The Moral Landscape,' and 'Lying.' 'The End of Faith' won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published n over fifteen languages. . .His writing has appeared in 'The New York Times, Los Angeles Times,' 'The Times (London). . .and elsewhere. Dr. Harris is cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular value in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. Please visit his website at www.samharris.org." Oliver Sacks said of this work, "Brilliant and witty--and never less than incisive--'Free Will' shows that Sam Harris can say more in 13,000 words than most people do in 100,000.' This book includes notes and is well indexed.
  uufnn | Jun 24, 2017 |
Sam Harris can surely pack a lot into a short book. I find myself agreeing for the most part with his presentation, but it will require a reread before it fully sinks in. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
Harris presents us with the starting proposition that free will does not exist. Although there are several leaving criticisms of his work this still is a provocative thesis. It is a short work but it does provide an entrée into question.




  gmicksmith | Apr 25, 2017 |
it seems that, free will is going be for psychology as evolution is for biology. It will take years of research and debate to push it through predilection and influence of mainstream ideology. Also, I found references provided especially interesting and beneficial. ( )
  dabbedbrain | Feb 11, 2017 |
It is the kind of book that really makes you take a second look at life and think about over what you actually have control in your life ... ( )
  Scerakor | Dec 20, 2016 |
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In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that free will is an illusion but that this truth should not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom; indeed, this truth can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.… (more)

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