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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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A startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.

Synopsis:

Natalie Angier wrote in The New York Times:"The End of Faitharticulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."

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A startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.

Synopsis:

An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in modern society examines the willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history.

About the Author

Sam Harrisis a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Reason in exile — The nature of belief — In the shadow of God — The problem with Islam — West of Eden — A science of good and evil — Experiments in consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066722
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Church & State
Author:
Harris, Sam
Author:
Sam Harris
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Philosophy-Atheism and Humanism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Philosophy General
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
Sale Books-Nonfiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religion : Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Philosophy : Good & Evil
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages W. W. Norton - English 9780393066722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Natalie Angier wrote in The New York Times:"The End of Faitharticulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."
"Synopsis" by , A startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.
"Synopsis" by , An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in modern society examines the willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history.
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