Free Will

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 6, 2012 - Science - 96 pages
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A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.
 

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Sam Harris can surely pack a lot into a short book. I find myself agreeing for the most part with his presentation, but it will require a reread before it fully sinks in. Read full review

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User Review  - dabbedbrain - LibraryThing

it seems that, free will is going be for psychology as evolution is for biology. It will take years of research and debate to push it through predilection and influence of mainstream ideology. Also, I found references provided especially interesting and beneficial. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
15
Section 3
27
Section 4
31
Section 5
45
Section 6
48
Section 7
61
Section 8
64
Section 9
67
Section 10
69
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Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian NationThe Moral LandscapeFree Will, and LyingThe End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in over fifteen languages. Dr. Harris is cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. Please visit his website at SamHarris.org.

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