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Harris, Sam 1967-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 173 publications in 9 languages and 10,332 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Church history  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BL2775.3, 200
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Publications about Sam Harris
Publications by Sam Harris
Most widely held works by Sam Harris
The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason by Sam Harris( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 2,787 libraries worldwide
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
Letter to a Christian nation by Sam Harris( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,165 libraries worldwide
"[Since the publication of my book The end of faith, thousands of people have written to tell me that I am wrong not to believe in God. The most hostile of these communications have come from Christians. This is ironic, as Christians generally imagine that no faith imparts the virtues of love and forgiveness more effectively than their own. The truth is that many who claim to be transformed by Christ's love are deeply, even murderously, intolerant of criticism. While we may want to ascribe this to human nature, it is clear that such hatred draws considerable support from the Bible. How do I know this? The most disturbed of my correspondents always cite chapter and verse."--P. vii
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
Sam Harris dismantles the most common justification for religious faith--that a moral system cannot be based on science
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives -- and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow. Waking Up is part seeker's memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality
Free will by Sam Harris( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
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
The God who wasn't there ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight, this bold new film demands answers to the questions few dare to ask. Your guide through the world of Christendom is former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, who examines believers and their beliefs
The moral landscape how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
"In this explosive new book, Sam Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a 'moral landscape.' Because there are definite facts to be known about where we fall on this landscape, Harris foresees a time when science will no longer limit itself to merely describing what people do in the name of 'morality'; in principle, science should be able to tell us what we ought to do to live the best lives possible. Bringing a fresh perspective to age-old questions of right and wrong and good and evil, Harris demonstrates that we already know enough about the human brain and its relationship to events in the world to say that there are right and wrong answers to the most pressing questions of human life. Because such answers exist, moral relativism is simply false-- and comes at increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can be no Christian or Muslim morality"--Container
Waking up a guide to spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
For the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have 'all' been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Sam Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives. Therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow
Letter to a Christian nation by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Sam Harris replies to the many letters sent to him after he wrote "The end of faith". Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. Addressing current topics ranging from intelligent design and stem-cell research to the connections between religion and violence, this work boldly challenges the influence that faith has on public life in the United States
The end of faith [religion, terror, and the future of reason] by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
"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"--Container
Discussions with Richard Dawkins by Richard Dawkins( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
On 30 September 2007 Professor Richard Dawkins brought together the best selling authors Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel C. Dennett for an unmoderated two hour discussion. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward
Free will by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Harris explores the concept of free will and its role in decision-making. With fascinating insights on human behavior and philosophy, Harris explains that free will is actually an illusion, and external influences on the brain truly determine a person's actions
Das Ende des Glaubens : Religion, Terror und das Licht der Vernunft by Sam Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The unbelievers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"The Unbelievers follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and in the modern world politically motivated approaches toward important current issues"--Cover
Il paesaggio morale : come la scienza determina i valori umani by Sam Harris( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Italian and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Waarom je nóóit moet liegen by Sam Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Discussions with Richard Dawkins ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Danel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion. All four authors have recently received a large amount of media attention for their writings against relition--some positive, and some negative. In these conversation, the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward
Troens fallit : religion, terror og fornuftens fremtid by Sam Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Beyond belief Enlightenment 2.0 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"As you watch the conversation in Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, it might help to know about one of the sources that was helpful to me in formulating the agenda, assembling the cast of characters, and setting the tone for the meeting. I quoted this passage from Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover (who directs the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London): "Now we tend to see the Enlightenment view of human psychology as thin and mechanical, and Enlightenment hopes of social progress through the spread of humanitarianism and the scientific outlook as naive ... One of this book's aims is to replace the thin, mechanical psychology of the Enlightenment with something more complex, something closer to reality ... another aim of the book is to defend the Enlightenment hope of a world that is more peaceful and humane, the hope that by understanding more about ourselves we can do something to create a world with less misery. I have qualified optimism that this hope is well founded ..." I say Amen to that. If Enlightenment 1.0 took a thin and mechanical view of human nature and psychology, I think Enlightenment 2.0 can offer a much 'thicker' and cognitively richer account - less naive and also, perhaps, less hubristic. If there's one thing we've learned - particularly from cognitive neuroscience - it is that we need to have some strategic humility about the hobby horses we are inclined to ride".--Website
The AAI 2007 convention ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of 9 speakers from the Atheist Alliance International 2007 Convention held in Washington D.C. Hear some of the world's leading rationalist's on a variety of subjects including suicide terrorism, the intelligent design movemen, Islam, church/state seperation, and much more. Totals over 9 hours
 
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Languages
English (133)
Italian (4)
Dutch (4)
Chinese (2)
Danish (2)
German (1)
Telugu (1)
Persian (1)
Spanish (1)
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