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Free Will

The concept that is essentially an illusion

By Sam Harris
7-minute read
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Free Will by Sam Harris

In Free Will, author Sam Harris explains that the concept of “free will” is essentially an illusion. While it might be hard to believe, what we think and what we do lies mostly out of our direct control. This book explains why exactly this is, and what implications it has for society at large.

  • Anyone interested in the latest research about how brains work
  • Anyone curious about the difference between the conscious and unconscious
  • Anyone interested in the connection of science and public policy

American Sam Harris is the cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit organization that works to spread scientific knowledge and secular values in society. A prolific writer and author, he received the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction for his work, The End of Faith.

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