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The Resource The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason, Sam Harris

The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason, Sam Harris

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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason
Title
The end of faith
Title remainder
religion, terror, and the future of reason
Statement of responsibility
Sam Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world, this historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify atrocities, asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, argues that moderate lip service to religion only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need, and invokes that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world
Summary
An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in modern society examines the willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history
Tone
Writing style
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270212
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Harris, Sam
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2775.3
LC item number
.H37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Religion
  • Terrorism
  • Psychology, Religious
  • Secular humanism
  • Religion
  • Terrorisme
  • Psychologie religieuse
  • Humanisme laïque
Target audience
adult
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religion, terror, and the future of reason
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The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason, Sam Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-321) and index
Contents
Reason in exile -- The nature of belief -- In the shadow of God -- The problem with Islam -- West of Eden -- A science of good and evil -- Experiments in consciousness
Control code
ocm54972862
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780393035155
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004007874
System control number
(OCoLC)54972862
Label
The end of faith : religion, terror, and the future of reason, Sam Harris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-321) and index
Contents
Reason in exile -- The nature of belief -- In the shadow of God -- The problem with Islam -- West of Eden -- A science of good and evil -- Experiments in consciousness
Control code
ocm54972862
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780393035155
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004007874
System control number
(OCoLC)54972862

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