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Making Sense with Sam Harris

By Sam Harris

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Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Harris's work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Customer Reviews

Rich, valuable, honest discussions

Sam’s incredibly honest, thoughtful, and patient with the guests he interviews/converses with about a wide range of topics. He has brought to light issues and flawed ways of thinking that I was previously unaware of. He truly shines light into dark areas. That being said, I would like to see him have more Evolutionary Psychologists on the pod, to date I think Geoffrey Miller was the only one he’s had on. People like David Buss or Steven Pinker (who he says he’s good friends with) would be nice to hear from. Overall a must needed pod amidst all the confusion and faulty perceptions of...well, everything.

An Imperative Guide to Reason & Critical Thinking

I can’t thank Sam enough for his dedication to providing his unadulterated views and opinions on some of the most critical areas of the human experience.

It doesn’t take long to recognize the amount of time and effort it takes to walk people through a set of morals and ethics through critical thinking, examples, and irrefutable analogies that can strike a cord with just about anyone willing to listen.

Once you understand Sams’ core principles and code of ethics, he takes you on a journey through socially deemed “taboo” topics without fear of retribution and is the epitome of why more conversations like these are imperative to any attempt to improve humanity.

Brain Retrain

Sam's Waking Up course is life-changing. It is amazing how just 10 minutes a day has helped me become so much more aware of the character of my mind at any given moment and subsequently allowed me to refocus my attention and be more frequently present in my experiences and interactions. I look forward to meditating with Sam daily because I know I am improving my quality of life.

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