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Harris, Sam 1967-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 216 publications in 16 languages and 12,502 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Documentary films  Church history  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Photographer
Classifications: BL2775.3, 200
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Most widely held works by Sam Harris
The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason by Sam Harris( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers an analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs - even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction we cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he argues that "moderation" in religion poses considerable dangers of its own, as the accomodation we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in perpetuating human conflict." "While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic."--Jacket
Letter to a Christian nation by Sam Harris( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Since the publication of my book The end of faith, t]housands 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."--Page vii
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,919 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 )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,314 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
Free will by Sam Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 841 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
Islam and the future of tolerance : a dialogue by Sam Harris( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 574 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
Lying by Sam Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 376 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 God who wasn't there by Brian Flemming( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 318 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
Waking up a guide to spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 288 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 moral landscape how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 225 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 180 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 154 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
Discussions with Richard Dawkins by Richard Dawkins( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 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
The unbelievers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 46 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 )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleidooi voor een atheïstische praktijk van mindfulness en meditatie
Waking up : searching for spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief Enlightenment 2.0( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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
The middle of somewhere by Sam Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letter to a Christian nation
Alternative Names
Harris Samuel 1967-....

Sam Harris Amerikaans filosoof

Sam Harris filosofo e saggista statunitense

Sam Harris neurocientífico y escritor estadounidense

Sam Harris US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Sems Heriss

Σαμ Χάρις

Сам Харис американски автор

Сем Гарріс

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-

山姆·哈里斯

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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]Against atheism : why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris are fundamentally wrongGod and the new atheism : a critical response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens