The End of Faith Religion Terror and the Future of Reason

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393327655
Format: PDF, ePub
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An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in today's world tours humanity's willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history, citing the biological origins of spirituality while warning readers that tolerance for fundamentalism must occur with an awareness of the modern world's capacity for violence. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Waking Up

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451636032
Format: PDF
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part 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.

America on Trial

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759511039
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.

Letter to a Christian Nation

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0307265773
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Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."

Lying

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Four Elephants Press
ISBN: 1940051010
Format: PDF, Docs
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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. 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 Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737067
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical, 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? The authors demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

Summary The End of Faith

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511002000
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The must-read summary of Sam Harris’s book: “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”. This complete summary of “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason” by Sam Harris, a prominent American philosopher and writer, presents his examination of the dangers of faith and organized religion in society. In his book, the author states that he believes these to be the root causes of the worst human atrocities committed throughout history and how they conflict with reason in today’s world. Through his vivid historical examples, Sam Harris encourages us to forget religion and take a more humanistic approach to solving problems. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the skepticism surrounding organized religion in society • Expand your knowledge of American politics and religion To learn more, read “The End of Faith, Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason” to join Sam Harris as he questions the place of faith and religion in society and the terrible consequences they can bring.

Breaking the Spell

Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218860
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For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.

The Moral Landscape

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143917122X
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Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.

Free Will

Author: Gary Watson
Publisher: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
ISBN: 019925494X
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The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.Topics explored in this collection include: the relation between necessity, acting freely, and freedom to act otherwise; different accounts of the capacity for free agency, and the ways in which it can be compromised; grounds for scepticism about free agency and discussions of the relation betweenfree will and responsibility.