Sam Harris

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Sam Harris
Harris in March 2016
Harris in March 2016
BornSamuel Benjamin Harris[1]
(1967-04-09) April 9, 1967 (age 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationB.A. in Philosophy, Stanford University (2000)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles (2009)
SubjectNeuroscience, philosophy,[2] religion, ethics, spirituality
Notable awardsPEN/Martha Albrand Award, Webby Award
Annaka Harris (m. 2004)


Philosophy career
SchoolNew Atheism
ThesisThe moral landscape: How science could determine human values (2009)
Main interests
Neuroscience, religion, ethics, free will, spirituality, philosophy of mind
Notable ideas
The Moral Landscape, Ethics as a branch of science

Samuel Benjamin Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author. He is a philosopher[source?], neuroscientist[source?], atheist and humanist . He is the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason.[3]

Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Daniel Dennett are commonly known as the "Four Horsemen of Atheism".[4]

Books[change | change source]

  • The End of Faith (2004). ISBN 0-393-03515-8
  • Letter to a Christian Nation (2006). ISBN 0-307-26577-3
  • The Moral Landscape: how science can determine human values (2010). ISBN 978-1-4391-7121-9
  • Lying (2011).
  • Free Will (2012)[5]
  • Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (2014)
  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance (2015)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sam Harris at the Warner Theater".
  2. Paul Pardi (May 15, 2012). "An Analysis of Sam Harris' Free Will". Philosophy News. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  3. "About Sam Harris". 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  4. The New Emergent Atheists
  5. "Coming March 6th". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15.