The BE Book Club: Lying by Sam Harris
July 10, 2019 6 pm – 7 pm
The Body Electric Yoga Company
Date: Wednesday, July 10 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Cost: Free. Participants buy the book. Registration is required. We bring you "Lying" by Sam Harris for July's Book Club. Join us for an intriguing discussion on the work led by guest presenter, Rebecca Brachman. As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption--even murder and genocide--generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. 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. Our Facebook group is here: The Body Electric Book Club.
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