I'm becoming increasingly more fond of Dr Harris' books. His writing style and vocabulary are far beyond what I'm used to reading. I found myself having to rewind frequently to make sure I understood what he was saying. By the end I had no trouble following along without the need to rewind.
The most enlightening part of the book came from the chapter on belief and how we form them. I read this book right after Micheal Shermer's book on skepticism. I think everyone should read these two books together. I know it helped me to form a processes in which I may arrive at my own beliefs through critical thinking and evidence based reasoning.
The performance from Sam was perfect. I really wish he would record The End of Faith because the performance from someone else doesn't seem to get the same points across.
Thanks for this, can't wait to start reading Waking Up.
Say something about yourself!
Though he frequently admits that his premises on what constitutes his secular morality cannot be proven--and may be possibly be disproven-- his argument comes across as weak and subjective. Mostly a tirade against organized religion, he offers some interesting points, asks more questions than he answers, and paves a vague path forward
Harris' thesis is not intuitive, and I don't think he did his own thesis justice in this work. I had to really think about it and debate it with friends to fully grasp it myself. And I've come to agree. You merely have to take the step of saying "morality has to do with human well-being" and then his thesis is well reasoned from there.
This is a very interesting book on morality. It is satisfyingly clear, honest and realistic. Sam Harris has successfully changed my mind multiple times in his books and lectures.
Fan of Sam Harris. Find the subject matter worthy of discussion.
About the same. Conversational style is easy to listen to.