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Making Sense with Sam Harris

Sam Harris
Society & CultureScience

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and five-time New York Times best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the mind, society, current events, moral philosophy, religion, and rationality—with an overarching focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. Sam is also the creator of the Waking Up app. Combining Sam’s decades of mindfulness practice, profound wisdom from varied philosophical and contemplative traditions, and a commitment to a secular, scientific worldview, Waking Up is a resource for anyone interested in living a more examined, fulfilling life—and a new operating system for the mind. Waking Up offers free subscriptions to anyone who can’t afford one, and donates a minimum of 10% of profits to the most effective charities around the world. To learn more, please go to Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuros... more


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4 out of 5 stars from 82 ratings
  • Sam's deep thoughts and crystal clear logic cuta through the haze and helps understand the dilemmas of the day.

    Podcast Addict
    2 months ago
  • Wherever Sam's deep anti-Muslim rhetoric comes from it should be a lesson to us all that no matter how smart and rational we think we are we can have extreme biases and blind spots.

    Podcast Addict
    2 months ago
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  • nah disagree. people have a right to choose if and how they die if they want to. government mandates for injections, as he said- before all the information is in- is wrong on any scale or terms.

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