‘The End of Faith’ by Sam Harris

English Book Club Ciervo Blanco in Madrid:

Book Reading and Discussion in English about the book The End of Faith by Sam Harris

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About the book

This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in the modern world. The End of Faith provides a harrowing glimpse of mankind’s willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he maintains that «moderation» in religion poses considerable dangers of its own: as the accommodation we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in perpetuating human conflict. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism in an attempt to provide a truly modern foundation for our ethics and our search for spiritual experience.

About the author

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Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, spirituality, violence, human reasoning—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live.

Mr. Harris and his work have been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, among others. His work has been published in more than 15 languages.

Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Data & Reservation

Literary Gathering: The End of Faith by Sam Harris

When: Domingo 29/03/15 at 06:00 pm

Where: El Narizotas – C/ Fernando Católico, 77 – Madrid (Moncloa)

Language: English (we read and chat in English)

Organizer: Adrián

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List of Attendees

Complete list of attendees including other networks:

Adrián Díaz (CBO)

Ana García (CB)

Francisco Regalado (CB)

Nati (CB)

Nerea García (CBO)

Virginia (CBO)

Bea (MU)

Ishmael Kavalier (CBO)

Jen (MU)

Leticia Candela (MU)

Lucía Maltez (MU)

Nati Santana (MU)

The End of Faith

Literary gathering in Madrid about the book "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris. Book reading and discussion meeting organized by Ciervo Blanco Book Club.
29/03/2015
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