Harris, Sam. Free Will. New York: Free Press, 2012. By Shehzad Ali
In this concise book Sam Harris explores free will, one of the basic political concepts of the contemporary world. The concept of free will is grounded in the philosophy relating to studies of the mind. The concept encompasses various important aspects of social life, from the criminal justice system, to public policy, and intimate relationships. In order to discuss these various aspects, Harris divides the book in a number of sections which address the following major topics: the unconscious origin of free will, the cause and effect relationship in making choices, the nature of truth, and moral responsibility and politics.