Free Will is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Sam is one of the few authors who I can't get enough of.
No free will
I had no choice but give five stars to Sam. I love everything that he writes.
Thought provoking !
No matter where you are in the discussion on free will, this book is excellent! I highly recommend that you read it.
Borrowed from Skinner
By Jason, PhD
Skinner's book "Beyond Freedom & Dignity" is far more comprehensive, based on the science of behavior, and about half a century sooner. Much of what Harris has to say is rooted in behaviorism. Curious readers ought to check out Skinner's works. Behaviorism is not dead.
This book was a great read. I would recommend it to anyone. It is also an extremely quick read. It can be read in about two hours and it will leave the reader with something to think about.
Where's The Beef?
Very disappointing. Few scientific studies mentioned. And SH has a PhD in neuroscience? It certainly is not evident. Not interested in page after page of SH's "ranting" as another reviewer stated. This is not a respectable scientifically based analysis, just hard to follow stories that could have been summarized in one chapter instead of such a painful reading.
Not even any mention of the current Templeton Foundation sponsored study on free will. I know it hasn't been completed but this is a huge grant. No mention at all?
There is beauty in brevity
A quick and easy read that gets straight to the point. Humans are incredibly influence by the subconscious. I'd recommend this to anyone.
To the point and well-informed.
By cory heikkila
I've never written a book review before. Why am I doing it now, when I've never cared to review anything before?
I probably didn't have a choice.
I haven't even finished the book, but probably don't need to since I agree with the author on every point. I do regret the causal chain of events however, that led me to buy a book that I could have written myself, if I were the author. :-/