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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...

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.

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Number of Pages: 96

ISBN: 1451683405

ISBN-13: 9781451683400


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This was the first book I read about free will, and it’s been years, so I wanted to read again. I spent the first 30ish years of my life not questioning free will at all, and when I read this book, it changed my perspective so much. By no means is this the best or most extensive b...

This was the first book I read about free will, and it’s been years, so I wanted to read again. I spent the first 30ish years of my life not questioning free will at all, and when I read this book, it changed my perspective so much. By no means is this the best or most extensive book on free will, but it’s the perfect introduction to the topic. The book is extremely short, and Sam Harris presents thought experiments along with some philosophy to have you question whether we’re actually in control or not.

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