Book Review: Have It Your Way ‘Free Will,’ by Sam Harris Reviewed By Daniel Menaker

Daniel Menaker compiled an extensive review of Harris’ most recent book. It is a worthwhile read to get a handle on Harris’ work. One of the most notable suggestions by Menaker,

Of course, questions persist. What, after the dismantling of free will, is consciousness? Just some kind of afflatus given off by three pounds of wetware? If so — if our conscious lives are nothing but the meniscus covering what our brains and bodies are up to, well then, isn’t that some glorious meniscus? It may not tell us what to do, but it does tell us what what we do means — oh, and what beauty is.

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