Absolutely. Sam Harris' style is clear and to the point. He illustrates his argument with poignant simplicity. Using what we have learned from science - he applies the facts to our incessant need to cling to myths and assumptions of transcendence.
It is about us - all of us and how our brains are wired.
He doesn't have to read his own work but he doesn't detract from it by so doing - some authors should not read their own writing. Sam Harris reads his work without embellishment - thankfully.
and you thought you were in charge
Thank you Sam Harris for your courage to challenge cultural iconic beliefs.
A bit short, but it is a thought provoking and an interesting question. Is free will a thing? I'm not so sure any more. Imho Sam is a good reader and has a nice voice for this sort of thing. Will definitely continue reading his books!
I like the way Sam articulates his ideas. I've thought the same things about freewill and I've also read this book previously. There's nothing like having the author read their own work though.
Book lacks examples. I was bored cause there is no real challenge to his theory in the book. He is right and here's why, is what I got from it.
Author gives his points without God in mind.
Say something about yourself!
As a neurophysiologist Dr Harris makes persuasive argument that there really is no free will. Before I recovered from Presbyterianism, I could reconcile predestination with a desire to be good and win salvation because only god knew how it would come out. Now that I have embraced the truth a rebalancing of the scales of justice was in order and this little treatise was very helpful. Thanks Sam.crc
The book was interesting. I never agreed to free will solely based on mathematical and physical reasons, but now I have, obviously, a more neurological means to explain it.
I'd recommend this book to anyone because if you are open minded or curious, it's worth it.
Some parts you subjectively might fine monotonous and others stellar.
You will only find out by reading.