__Samuel Benjamin Harris__ (born April 9, 1967) is an American cognitive neuroscience, philosopher, author, criticism of religion, blogger, public intellectual, and podcast host. His work touches on a wide range of topics, including rationality, ethics, free will, neuroscience, meditation, philosophy of mind, politics, Islam, terrorism, and artificial intelligence. He is described as one of the Atheism ‘New Atheism#"Four Horsemen"’, along with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Daniel Dennett.
Harris's first book, ''The End of Faith'' (2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction and remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks. In ''The Moral Landscape'' (2010), he argues that science answers Morality and can aid Quality of life. He then published a longform essay ''Lying (Harris book)'' in 2011, the short book ''Free Will (book)'' in 2012, ''Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion'' in 2014, and, with British writer Maajid Nawaz, ''Islam and the Future of Tolerance'' in 2015. Harris' work has been translated into over 20 languages. In September 2013, Harris began releasing the ''Making Sense'' podcast (originally titled ''Waking Up''), in which he interviews guests, responds to critics, and discusses his views.