An explosive new book that calls for an end to religion's monopoly on morality.
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times, Nature and in many other journals. He holds a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He is a co-founder and chairman of Project Reason.
I was one of those who had unthinkingly bought into the hectoring
myth that science can say nothing about morals. To my surprise,
The Moral Landscape has changed all that for me... As for
religion, and the preposterous idea that we need God to be good,
nobody wields a sharper bayonet than Sam Harris -- Richard
Sam Harris breathes intellectual fire into an ancient debate. Reading this thrilling, audacious book, you feel the ground shifting beneath your feet. Reason has never had a more passionate advocate -- Ian McEwan
A tremendously appealing vision, and one that no thinking person can afford to ignore -- Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology
Readers are bound to come away with previously firm convictions about the world challenged, and a vital new awareness about the nature and value of science and reason in our lives -- Lawrence M. Krauss, Professor at Arizona State University
This is an inspiring book -- John Lloyd * The Financial Times *