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James

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  • Free Will

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (428)
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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.

    Ellen says: "LIFE/ WORLD Altering sophisticated thinking!"
    "Consciousness-Raising Insight for Self & The Rest"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I definitely recommend Free Will not only because of my deep appreciation for Harris' thoughful and strongly argued dissections of this sort of subject, but because of the insight this work raised into my own behavior and that of others. The initial inclination to worry about the possibility of less implicit self-determinism is far outweighed by Harris' words opening channels of deeper understanding into why we are who we are and do what we do.
    A short, but powerful, piece.


    What other book might you compare Free Will to and why?

    No comparable book comes to mind.


    What does Sam Harris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I find it adds value to hear the book in the words of the author. It feels more authentic.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    For me, the overall input from the book was powerful with many moving arguments.


    Any additional comments?

    After finishing this book, I immediately emailed family and friends encouraging them to read it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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