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In Lying , best-selling 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. He focuses on "white" lies-those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort-for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.
Mr. Harris's writing has been published in more than 15 languages. He and his work have been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and many other journals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere.
Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
What is A Lie?
The Mirror of Honesty
Two Types of Lies
Lies in Extremis
Appendix 1: An Interview with Ron A. Howard
Appendix 2: Ten Questions from Readers
-- Ricky Gervais
"Humans have evolved to lie well, and no doubt you've seen the social lubrication at work. In many cases, we might not think of it as a true "lie": perhaps a "white lie" once in a blue moon, the omission of a sensitive detail here and there, false encouragement of others when we see no benefit in dashing someone's hopes, and the list goes on. In "Lying, " Sam Harris demonstrates how to benefit from being brutally--but pragmatically--honest. It's a compelling little book with a big impact."
-- Tim Ferriss, author of the "New York Times" bestsellers, "The 4-Hour Body", "The 4-Hour Workweek", and "The 4-Hour Chef"
"In this brief but illuminating work, Sam Harris applies his characteristically calm and sensible logic to a subject that affects us all--the human capacity to lie. And by the book's end, Harris compels you to lead a better life because the benefits of telling the truth far outweigh the cost of lies--to yourself, to others, and to society."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History