Free Will - Sam Harris
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05-03-2012, 08:24 PM (This post was last modified: 05-03-2012 11:08 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris
(05-03-2012 05:00 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  I will probably wait for this to come out in paperback or at least to get cheaper.

Think it's only coming out in paperback and electronically and costs like $6US.

(05-03-2012 05:00 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  I read an article about free will written by Sam Harris in the New Statesman. It was an interesting talking point, but I'm not sure I agree with him. Also, he's a philosopher first and a neuroscientist second, so I don't really know how much of his findings are scientific.

Here's an interesting contrarian view in the NY Times. Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will? But this guy is just a philosopher Wink (i.e. he doesn't hold a PhD in Neuroscience like Harris). The lengthy 300+ comments section after the article is even more informative.

(05-03-2012 05:00 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  As long as he's just publishing books and magazine articles, and not experiments and results, I have no reason to accept what he's suggesting.

Whether he's doing empirical or analytical work don't matter none to me, accept nothing, trust no one. ... Wait, did I just quote Fox Mulder? wtf?!? Huh

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Free Will - Sam Harris - GirlyMan - 03-03-2012, 04:16 PM
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris - Mr Woof - 03-03-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris - GirlyMan - 03-03-2012, 06:24 PM
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris - lucradis - 03-03-2012, 08:59 PM
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris - Smooshmonster - 05-03-2012, 05:00 AM
RE: Free Will - Sam Harris - GirlyMan - 05-03-2012 08:24 PM
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