324 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards, gilt stamped spine. Notes. Appendices. Fine- in Very Good+ dustjacket. Jacket has light edge wear top, bottom and corners, Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. In protective mylar. ISBN: 0879755776 Atheism and its relevance to society today. A full analysis of Rand's unique godless worldview (extolling greed without conscience and so-called defender of the individual against the state and community, she slavishly adopted the missionary position before that august governmental body, HUAC, as a voluntary friendly witness and delivered her damning evidence, declaring a WWII film communist propaganda because it shows Russian children smiling. Her testimony was the longest of any witness called.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In this wide-ranging collection of articles, essays, and speeches, George H Smith analyses atheism and its relevance to society today. The featured essay in this volume provides a full analysis of Ayn Rand's unique contribution to atheism, explaining how her objectivist metaphysics and laissez-faire economic principles rested on a purely godless worldview. Several chapters address the evolution of atheism; arguments in favour of religious toleration; the efforts of early Church fathers to discredit Roman polytheism and how these arguments can be used with equal force against later Christian descriptions of God; and, a survey of the contributions to free-thought made by the deists of the 18th and 19th centuries. With incisive logic and considerable wit, Smith ties atheism to reason and argues that reason itself can be a moral virtue. In one penetrating chapter, Smith salutes three Christian theorists who he believes embody the spirit of reason: Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, and John Locke. This is followed by a philosophical drubbing of his 'least favourite Christians' - St Paul, St Augustine, and John Calvin. In subsequent chapters, Smith examines religion and education; addresses the 20th century fundamentalist revival; offers suggestions on how to debate atheism with religious believers; critiques 'new religions', including pop therapy, EST, and transactional analysis; and, provides a comprehensive bibliographic essay on the literature of free-thought.
Titel: ATHEISM, AYN RAND, AND OTHER HERESIES.
Verlag: Prometheus, 1991.
Buchbeschreibung Prometheus Books, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+. Text is good to very good in dust jacket (some wear to jacket) -clean copy ; 9.33 X 6.38 X 1.17 inches; 324 pages. Artikel-Nr. 40751