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Harris, Sam 1967-

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Works: 65 works in 297 publications in 17 languages and 13,789 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Science fiction  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Church history  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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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 )
54 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,875 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 )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,120 libraries worldwide
"In response to The End of Faith, Sam Harris received thousands of letters from Christians excoriating him for not believing in God. Letter to A Christian Nation is his reply. Using rational argument, Harris offers a measured refutation of the beliefs that form the core of fundamentalist Christianity. In the course of his argument, he addresses current topics ranging from intelligent design and stem-cell research to the connections between religion and violence. In Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris boldly challenges the influence that faith has on public life in our nation"--Author's website
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Book )
43 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,960 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 )
24 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,452 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
Islam and the future of tolerance : a dialogue by Sam Harris( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time -- fearlessly and fully -- and actually make progress. Islam and the Future of Tolerance has been published with the explicit goal of inspiring a wider public discussion by way of example. In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Harris and Nawaz demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground
Free will by Sam Harris( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 895 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 by Brian Flemming( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 311 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 by former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, who examines believers and their beliefs
TEDTalks : Sam Harris - Science Can Answer Moral Questions ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong, are commonly thought to be unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can--and should--be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life. A streaming videorecording
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 242 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
Letter to a Christian nation by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 174 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 )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 159 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
Free will by Sam Harris( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 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
Discussions with Richard Dawkins by Richard Dawkins( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 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
Het huidige moment : spiritualiteit zonder religie by Sam Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Pleidooi voor een atheïstische praktijk van mindfulness en meditatie
Waking up : searching for spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
For the millions of people 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.From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people 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. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris--a scientist, philosopher, and famous sceptic--could write it
Dui hua : Yisilan yu kuan rong de wei lai by Sam Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Harris S. 1967-
Harris Samuel 1967-....
Harris, Samuel Benjamin, 1967-
Sam Harris Amerikaans filosoof
Sam Harris filosofo e saggista statunitense
Sam Harris neurocientífico y escritor estadounidense
Sam Harris US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller
Sam Harris yhdysvaltalainen filosofi ja neurotieteilijä
Sems Heriss
Σαμ Χάρις
Σαμ Χάρις Αμερικανός συγγραφέας, φιλόσοφος και νευροεπιστήμονας
Сам Харис американски автор
Сем Гарріс
Сем Харис
Сэм Харрис американский публицист
Харрис, Сэм американский публицист
Սեմ Հարիս
סם האריס
سام هاريس
سم هریس
सैम हैरिस
স্যাম হ্যারিস
சாம் ஃகாரிசு
샘 해리스 (Sam Harris)
해리스, 샘 1967-
サム・ハリス
山姆·哈里斯
山姆·哈里斯 美国作家、哲学家和神经学家
Languages
English (200)
Chinese (6)
Italian (6)
Dutch (5)
Swedish (3)
German (2)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Spanish (2)
Telugu (1)
Persian (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Sinhalese (1)
Czech (1)
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