Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

Waking Up

Sam Harris

Waking Up

by Sam Harris

Waking Up

Sam Harris

5 min
3 key insights
Visual, audio & text

At a time when 20% of Americans consider themselves 'spiritual but not religious,' Waking Up asks whether a solidly secular perspective can still embrace the unknown.

Get the app now

Waking Up

by Sam Harris

Waking Up

Sam Harris

Overview

Whatever our belief system, most of us have found ourselves wondering about the big questions – the meaning of life, the search for happiness, whether there's a higher power. Throughout mankind's existence, the answers have been provided by traditional religion – but how do we address them in modern and pluralistic societies?

Neuroscientist, author, and co-founder of the non-profit Project Reason, Sam Harris has been dubbed by some as the 'High Priest of American atheism.' In this book, Harris considers whether our search for universal truths has a value that transcends particular belief systems.

Waking Up examines concepts such as spirituality, consciousness, and transcendence, sharing the author's own extensive experience both with and without assistance from mind-altering substances. With characteristic wit and rigor, Harris manages to find his own 'middle way' between religious practice and modern science.

Download the Uptime app to

Read or listen, with different modes
Adjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark to save titles for later
Share your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from Waking Up

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"It is always now. This may sound trite, but it is the truth. There is nothing more important to understand if you want to be happy in this world."

Sam Harris

View the full hack with Uptime

google play store badge

Waking Up

Sam Harris

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2021 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon