The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2005 - Political Science - 256 pages
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"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, ?New York Times

In ?The End of Faith?, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. 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. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.
  

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this book can be hard to read for 2 reasons. - Goodreads
The writer is actually a good writer. - Goodreads
Staggering research. - Goodreads
Great premise, but not popular with Christians. - Goodreads
The atheism arguements weken the terrorism insights - Goodreads
It was a fast read, well written, and educational. - Goodreads

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Well written philosophy. Certainly controversial, but within reason. Read full review

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The usual Harris popular criticisms of religion. Nothing profound here. Nothing other than sharing his contempt for that which he does not prefer (and often I share his preferences). As Harris notes ... Read full review

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Contents

Reasonin Exile
11
The Nature of Belief
50
Inthe ShadowofGod
80
The Problem with Islam
108
Westof Eden
153
A ScienceofGoodandEvil
170
Experimentsin Consciousness
204
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Sam Harris is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University.

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