Free Will by Sam Harris

Into the Wild

Read Free Will Online Free - 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.

In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

Title : Free Will
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ISBN : 1451683405
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 83 pages


Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 19, 2013

I am an agnostic which means I am firm in my belief that I have no idea what to believe. I don't know what is true and what isn't and no one, no matter how strong your faith, or how strong your lack of faith don't know either. You don't know what happens to you after you die. You prett...

Trevor rated it ★★★★★

April 08, 2012

It has been one of those odd times when I seem to be getting tripped over by the same sorts of ideas over and over again. I can't for the life of me tell you why I thought it was a good idea recently to read Freud's Interpretation of Dreams -like the proverbial mountain, it was just there. Then I...

Riku rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2012

On Free Will & Crime: How should society react to violent crime? Glancing at the cover might have been more than enough to guess the full contents of this one... Harris is right to an extent, but as many have already done, his argument is too easy to poke holes in. This is primarily because th...

Jacob J. rated it ★★★★☆

December 02, 2017

Nietzsche is said to have said that he wished to say more in a couple lines than most philosophers could say in an entire book. The scheme may very well have been met by the great 19th century thinker, as each sentence could be dissected and interpreted in such ways that they beget numerous debat...

Amir rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 10, 2017

موضوع: اراده آزاد؟؟؟ "داشتن اراده آزاد توهمی بیش نیست. اراده و افکار ما، ساخته و پرداخته خود ما (ضمیر آگاه) ما نیستند. افکار و امیال همگی سر منشائی در گذشته و سوابق ما دارند که در آن ها دخل و تصرفی نداریم و از آن ها بی خبریم. " به طور کلی محتویات کتاب با خوانده های قبلیم در خصوص عصب شناسی و مغز ساز...

Joel rated it ★★★☆☆

March 06, 2012

I like padding my reading challenge with ridiculously short books.

Ahmad rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2016

"إن أفكاره الأنيقة دائما ما تستفزنا" حيققة أني مارست الإنكار في بداية قراءتي للكتاب , لم أكن أقدر حينها على احتمال صدمة أنني لست ما أعتقده, أنني لا أمتلك تلك الإرادة الحرة التي أُعملها في الأشياء, ولكن مع تتابع الصفحات, وعندما اقتربت من منتصف الكتاب تقريبا بدأت أميل لفكرته, ولما لا أميل لها؟! ألم أ...

Amira rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 24, 2016

من قرأ في علم الكلام لابد أنه تعرض كثيرًا لحرية الإرادة كأحد أهم القضايا التي تناقشها الفرق ما بين المعتزلة وإيمانهم بحرية الإنسان ومسئوليته عن تصرفاته وسلوكه ومن ثم استحقاقه للثواب والعقاب سواء دنيوي أو أُخرويّ وما بين الأشاعرة ونظرية الكسب لديهم، التي لا تستطيع فهم اتجاهها وإلى أيهما أقرب لحرية الإ...

Simeon rated it ★★★☆☆

March 25, 2012

"You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm." - Sam Harris "It’s true that human persons don’t have contra-causal free will. We are not self-caused little gods. But we are just as real as the genetic and environmental processes which created us and the situati...

Amir rated it ★★★☆☆

February 03, 2017

دو تا مقالهی کتاب و به خصوص اولی در حدی نیستند که توی کتاب چاپ بشند. شاید می شد این دو تا رو توی چند قسمت برای یه روزنامه یا نشریه فرستاد و اونجا چاپ کرد. مقالهی اول که بیشتر به یه شوخی شبیه هست و بهتره ازش بگذریم . اما مقالهی دوم خواسته و تلاش کرده تا یه عقیده ی غالب رو به چالش بکشه. از نظر سم هر...

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