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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.
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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 cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Ouvrages de controverse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Harris
ISBN: 0393035158 9780393035155 0739453793 9780739453797
OCLC Number: 54972862
Description: 336 p. ; 22 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Sam Harris.
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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 cannot 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.

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