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Harris, Sam 1967-

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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason by Sam Harris( Book )

61 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,864 WorldCat member 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, the book 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 )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,173 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,971 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 954 WorldCat member 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
Lying by Sam Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption--even murder and genocide--generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In [this book] ... Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie"--Dust jacket flap
The four horsemen : the conversation that sparked an atheist revolution by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as "the four horsemen," the heralds of religion's unravelling--Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett--sat down over cocktails for a filmed discussion. The video of the enthralling, path breaking evening that followed was released on YouTube and soon went viral. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: sincere and probing, funny and unpredictable, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Now, this landmark event is being published for the first time. The living participants, Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett, have all contributed new material to mark the evolution of their own thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each of these men contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence as they challenge each other to articulate their own stance on god and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality without religion, debate with people of faith, and living an ethical life"--
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member 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
The God who wasn't there by Brian Flemming( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member 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
TEDTalks : Sam Harris - Science Can Answer Moral Questions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member 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
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Harris replies to the many letters sent to him after he wrote "The end of faith."
The end of faith : [religion, terror, and the future of reason] by Sam Harris( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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
The unbelievers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member 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
Free will by Sam Harris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member 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
Het huidige moment : spiritualiteit zonder religie by Sam Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleidooi voor een atheïstische praktijk van mindfulness en meditatie
The four horsemen : the discussion that sparked an atheist revolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known as the ?four horsemen? of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights ? about religion and atheism, science and sense ? speaks with urgency to our present age. Questions they asked of each other included: ?Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?? The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason
Despertar : Guía para una espiritualidad sin religión by Sam Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member 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. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, 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. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris?a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic?could write it
Discussions with Richard Dawkins( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
 
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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason
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Letter to a Christian nationThe moral landscape : how science can determine human valuesThe moral landscape : how science can determine human valuesLetter to a Christian nationThe end of faith : [religion, terror, and the future of reason]Expanded books interviewAgainst atheism : why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris are fundamentally wrong
Alternative Names
Harisas Semas

Harris.

Harris S. 1967-

Harris Samuel 1967-....

Harris, Samuel Benjamin 1967-

Kharris, Sem 1967-

Sam Harris

Sam Harris Amerikaans filosoof

Sam Harris filosofo e saggista statunitense

Sam Harris neurocientífico y escritor estadounidense

Sam Harris pisarz amerykański, filozof, autor książek

Sam Harris US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Sam Harris US-amerikansk hjerneforsker og forfatter

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

سام هاريس مؤلف وعالم أعصاب أمريكي

سم هریس

सैम हैरिस

স্যাম হ্যারিস

சாம் ஃகாரிசு

샘 해리스 (Sam Harris)

해리스, 샘 1967-

해리시, 사무엘 벤자민 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

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