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by | Read by Sam Harris

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

The divide between science and morality is the subject of this cogent book by a neuroscientist/philosopher known for his arguments against the validity of religion. With dense but lucid writing, he says science can discover truths when it comes to questions of individual well-being and misery and societal good and evil. While controversial positions like Harris's draw strong reactions and his often-lurid examples do little to contradict his reputation as a provocateur, he skillfully reminds us that scientific clarity about morality is possible because, like religion, it requires belief, consensus, and a desire for truth. The pacing and tone of the author’s reading sound clipped, but his voice conveys enough warmth and emotional congruency to make his ideas unfold in an uncluttered and appealing manner. T.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781442300149 $29.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 9781442300156 $18.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2010

CS ISBN 978-1-4498-1869-2 $51.75 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4498-1870-8 $72.75 • Six CDs

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