Why did Sam Harris even write a book on this? It could have been said in one sentence: "When you think you are making a decision you are really just giving in to whatever physiological impulse is stronger." He basically says this over and over for an hour +. Absolutely did not have to turn this into a book.
I love how Sam Harris delivers thought provoking concepts with ease and clarity while also presenting opposing views. Anymore it's rare for an author, with such a definitive position as Mr. Harris has, not to belittle those who think differently. Thanks for another look into your insights.
Sam Harris presents good arguments in a way that comes off as passionate but reasonably objective. This was not a long listen, but a worthwhile short listen that stirred things up and made me think.
great book for people wishing to look beneath the veil. i. ultimately you do not have choice either way! ha!
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.