1300 187 187
To Set Prometheus Free : Religion, Reason and Humanity - A. C. Grayling

To Set Prometheus Free

Religion, Reason and Humanity


Published: 1st December 2009
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days

In 2007 A.C. Grayling published Against All Gods: Six Polemics Against Religion and an Essay on Kindness, which has sold nearly 10,000 copies in hardback. Professor Grayling deliberately kept the essays in that book short and to the point as they were polemical contributions to the debate. Grayling stands by what he wrote in that book and still encourages blunt speaking and writing when it comes to the debate about the need for more secularism in society, because quieter methods have failed to abate the negative influence of religion. However, whilst the brevity of the essays served its purpose many correspondents have asked for a fuller statement of the case against religion, which Professor Grayling provides in To Set Prometheus Free with the essays collected here. Contents: Preface-Where are we in history? -Why I do not subscribe to religious beliefs-Why Bertrand Russell was not religious-Scientists Confront Intelligent Design and Creationism-The War of the Books-The Good Life

A.C. Grayling

A.C. Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society.

He is the author of many books, including The Meaning of Things and Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggles for Liberty in the Modern West, and has been a regular contributor to The Times, Financial Times, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Economist, Literary Review, New Statesman and Prospect. He has been a Booker Prize judge and is a frequent and popular contributor to radio and television programmes, including Newsnight, Today, In Our Time, Start the Week and CNN news.

Visit A.C. Grayling's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781840029628
ISBN-10: 1840029625
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 12.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23