Making Sense

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Making Sense

Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity

Sam Harris


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From the bestselling author of Waking Up and The End of Faith, a collection of the best conversations from his wildly popular, often controversial podcast, Making Sense.

“Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” —Sam Harris

Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—has been exploring some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events on his podcast, Making Sense. With over one million downloads per episode, these discussions have clearly hit a nerve, frequently walking a tightrope where either host or guest—and sometimes both—lose their footing, but always in search of a greater understanding of the world in which we live. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or controversial, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. 

The Making Sense audiobook includes talks with Daniel Kahneman, Timothy Snyder, Nick Bostrom, and Glen Loury, on topics that range from the nature of consciousness and free will, to politics and extremism, to living ethically. Together they shine a light on what it means to “make sense” in the modern world.


Sam Harris:

Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times best sellers. His books include The End of FaithLetter to a Christian NationThe Moral LandscapeFree WillLying, and Waking Up.  The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His work has been published in more than 20 languages. He has written for the New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, the Economist, the Times (London), the Atlantic, the Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. Harris is also the host of the Making Sense podcast and creator of the Waking Up app. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Visit his website at SamHarris.Org.