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A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, moralityand#8212;as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievementand#8212;without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

About the Author

Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Moral Landscape, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Harris' writing has been published in over fifteen languages. He and his work have been discussed in Newsweek, TIME, The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Mr. Harris is a Co-Founder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

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9781451683400
Author:
Harris, Sam
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
morality debates, end of faith, letter to a christian nation, moral landscape, lying, waking up, atheism, spirituality without religion, richard dawkins, god delusion, christopher hitchens, god is not great, penn jillette
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Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120331
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
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French flaps; rough front
Pages:
96
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8 x 5.5 in

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