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Harris, Sam 1967-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 268 publications in 18 languages and 13,479 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Church history  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BL2775.3, 200
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 )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,894 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 )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,137 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 )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,856 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 )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,398 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 883 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 )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 869 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 398 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 317 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 by 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 301 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
TEDTalks : Sam Harris - Science Can Answer Moral Questions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 246 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. A streaming videorecording
The moral landscape : how science can determine human values by Sam Harris( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 172 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 158 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 moral landscape by Sam Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an underlying claim that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life. Sam Harris shows us that this is not only untrue; it cannot possibly be true
The unbelievers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 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 in the modern world. Blasphemous to some, heroic to others, the weight of their message is impossible to ignore. Presented in the style of traditional 'rock-n-roll tour films', The Unbelievers joins Dawkins and Krauss as they speak to sold-out stadiums and halls across three continents while contending with fans, groupies, critics, debate partners and interviewers along with religious extremists bent on stifling their pro-science/pro-reason message. Months of international travel culminate at the 2012 Rally For Reason on the US Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. Billed as the largest gathering of atheists, secularists, freethinkers and sceptics in world-history, Dawkins and Krauss bear witness to the impact of their message as over 30,000 adoring fans - and protestors - greet them with enthusiasm
Free will by Sam Harris( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 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
Discussions with Richard Dawkins by Richard Dawkins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 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
Il paesaggio morale : come la scienza determina i valori umani by Sam Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despertar : Guía para una espiritualidad sin religión by Sam Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 17 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
 
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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason
Alternative Names
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

Сам Харис американски автор

Сем Гарріс

Сем Харис

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

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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]The moral landscapeAgainst atheism : why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris are fundamentally wrong