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- Written by: Sam Harris
- Narrated by: Sam Harris
- Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.
Sam does an amazing job of explaining lies.
- By Doug Chumley on 2019-06-21
Interesting take on a subject close to my heart
Harris doesn’t seem to explore the topic of lying in this book as deeply as he does free will in his book Free Will, but it was still well worth the listen, and gave me a lot to think about.
The only issue I have with the Audible version is the question and answer section at the end. I found it difficult to ascertain where the questions each ended and where Harris’ answers began (which I assume is more obvious in the paper version).
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