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Free Will

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 145 x 204 x 8mm | 136.08g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • French flaps; rough front
  • 1451683405
  • 9781451683400
  • 1,913

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"Brilliant and witty--and never less than incisive--Free Will shows that Sam Harris can say more in 13,000 words than most people do in 100,000." --Oliver Sacksshow more

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"In this elegant and provocative book, Sam Harris demonstrates-with great intellectual ferocity and panache-that free will is an inherently flawed and incoherent concept, even in subjective terms. If he is right, the book will radically change the way we view ourselves as human beings." -V. S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, UCSD, and author of The Tell-Tale Brainshow more

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