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

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

by Sam Harris
ISBN-10:
0393327655
ISBN-13:
9780393327656
Pub. Date:
09/17/2005
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN-10:
0393327655
ISBN-13:
9780393327656
Pub. Date:
09/17/2005
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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

by Sam Harris
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Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393327656
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 92,845
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sam Harris is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

1Reason in Exile11
2The Nature of Belief50
3In the Shadow of God80
4The Problem with Islam108
5West of Eden153
6A Science of Good and Evil170
7Experiments in Consciousness204
Epilogue223
Notes229
Bibliography293
Acknowledgments323
Index325

What People are Saying About This

"While one might dispute some of the claims and arguments presented by Harris, the need for a wakeup call to religious liberals is right on the mark."
---Joseph C. Hough Jr., president of Union Theological Seminary, New York

"A must read for all rational people."
---Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard University

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