Seven types of atheism / John GrayPublication details: [London] : Allen Lane an imprint of Penguin Books , 2018 Description: vi, 179 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780241199411Subject(s): Ateísmo | Religiones
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Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. 160-170).
1. The New Atheism: A Nineteenth-century Orthodoxy -- 2. Secular Humanism, a Sacred Relic -- 3. A Strange Faith in Science -- 4. Atheism, Gnosticism and Modern Political Religion -- 5. God-haters -- 6. Atheism without progress -- 7. The Atheism of Silence.
When you explore older atheisms, you will find that some of your firmest convictionssecular or religiousare highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.
For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a shrill, narrow derision of religion in the name of an often vaguely understood science. John Grays stimulating and enjoyable new book, Seven Types of Atheism, describes the complex, dynamic world of older atheisms, a tradition that is, he writes, in many ways intertwined with and as rich as religion itself.
Along a spectrum that ranges from the convictions of God-haters like the Marquis de Sade to the mysticism of Arthur Schopenhauer, from Bertrand Russells search for truth in mathematics to secular political religions like Jacobinism and Nazism, Gray explores the various ways great minds have attempted to understand the questions of salvation, purpose, progress, and evil. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary light on what it is to be human.