«Das Ende des Glaubens»
Samuel Benjamin Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher and neuroscientist. He is a critic of religion and proponent of the liberty to criticize it. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit organization that promotes science and secularism, and a member of the „Four Horsemen of New Atheism“, alongside Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens.
His first book, The End of Faith (2004), is a critique of organized religion. In The Moral Landscape (2010), he argues that science answers moral problems and can aid human well-being. He published a long-form essay Lying in 2011, the short book Free Will in 2012, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion in 2014 and, with British writer Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue in 2015. Harris is a proponent of secular meditation practices.
He has written articles for The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, and the scientific journal Nature. His articles discuss topics including religion, morality, neuroscience, free will, terrorism, and self-defense. He regularly gives talks around the United States and the United Kingdom, including two speeches at TED, where he has outlined arguments made in his book The Moral Landscape and, more recently, on the potential dangers of superintelligent AI. Harris has made numerous television appearances, and has appeared in the documentary films The God Who Wasn’t There (2005) and The Unbelievers (2013).