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  • The Moral Landscape

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science’s failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse - Brilliant

  • By Mr. J. M. Ainsworth on 25-09-13

Mind numbing.

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Reviewed: 24-11-17

Yet another Great book by an amazing intellectual, Sam Harris. Clarity and eloquence detonating in the listener's mind throughout the book.

  • The Tyranny of Silence

  • By: Flemming Rose
  • Narrated by: Scott Feighner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great book on Freedom

  • By TheAtheist on 21-09-17

A Great book on Freedom

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Reviewed: 21-09-17

Read this book, for times are hard for the ideas of Freedom of speech and Real Democracy. We have to stand up against the Tyranny of Silence.

  • Witch: A Tale of Terror

  • By: Charles MacKay, Sam Harris - introduction
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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For centuries in Europe, innocent men and women were murdered for the imaginary crime of witchcraft. This was a mass delusion and moral panic, driven by pious superstition and a deadly commitment to religious conformity. In Witch: A Tale of Terror, best-selling author Sam Harris introduces and reads from Charles Mackay's beloved book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read and well worth a listen

  • By Lee on 05-04-17

Great read.

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Reviewed: 14-03-17

Hard to listen to, the descriptions sometimes, but another great choice, by the Jedi of Philosophy, Sam Harris.

  • Kant: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 56
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Kant in just one hour. Immanuel Kant taught and wrote prolifically about physical geography yet never travelled farther than forty miles from his home in Königsberg. Appropriately, his philosophy strenuously denies that all knowledge is derived from experience, insisting instead that all experience must conform to knowledge. Kant’s aim was to restore metaphysics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Intro to Kant

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Good book but....

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

audio interrupts often on blue tooth with an external speaker. Otherwise, it's an interesting book. Especially for lovers of philosophy.

  • Socrates: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    4 out of 5 stars 97

Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Socrates in just one hour. Socrates is widely renowned as one of the founders of Western philosophy, despite the fact that his ideas survive largely through the work of his pupil Plato. Socrates’ dialectic – a method of aggressive questioning – was the forerunner of logic; he used it to cut through the pretentions of his adversaries and arrive at the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anachronistic and Over-Simplified

  • By David Moodie on 06-06-16

Somewhat prejudice but overall, a good read

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Reviewed: 07-11-16

Sonewhat prejudice towards the Greek civilisation. Should have more respect towards what gave birth to the West, which is still, the light in the darkness of a barbaric religious world.

  • Heretic

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 259
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? Continuing her personal journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard and American citizenship, the New York Times best-selling author of Infidel and Nomad crafts a powerful call for an Islamic reformation as the only way to end the current wave of global violence and repression of women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitive

  • By S. Morley on 10-05-15

I loved it

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Reviewed: 17-08-16

Great Ayaan Arsi Ali once again criricises Islam and names the problem. Athough I would rather Ayaan did that from an Atheist's perspective, it is still a great book that provides insight into what is happening to our world in the West and beyond.

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  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance

  • A Dialogue
  • By: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
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In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most important topic of our time

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-16

Great dialogue.

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Reviewed: 07-04-16

Two great minds and although I'm an atheist and a staunch Sam Harris fan, I can't deny the invaluable contribution of Maajid Nawaz who's incredibly articulate and eloquent and a sheer joy to listen to. His contribution to how we can tackle the huge challenges facing our societies, can not be overstated.

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