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Harris, Sam 1967-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 297 publications in 16 languages and 13,789 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Science fiction  Church history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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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 )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,865 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
Letter to a Christian nation by Sam Harris( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,114 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 )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,955 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 2017 in English and French and held by 1,455 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
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 239 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 178 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 160 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 76 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 49 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
Discussions with Richard Dawkins by Richard Dawkins( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 38 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
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
Despertar : Guía para una espiritualidad sin religión by Sam Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Para los milliones de personas que buscan una espiritualidad sin religión, Despertar es una amenísima guía para la meditación"--Back cover
Waking up : searching for spirituality without religion by Sam Harris( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason
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 pisarz amerykański, filozof, autor książek

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

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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