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Seven Types of Atheism - John Gray

Seven Types of Atheism

By: John Gray

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2018
ISBN: 9780241199411
Number Of Pages: 320

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A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers.

'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are 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 very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'.

The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.

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John Gray's most recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, Al-Qaeda and What It Means To Be Modern and Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions. He is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.

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Pithy and revelatory -- Christopher Bellaigue * Financial Times *

ISBN: 9780241199411
ISBN-10: 0241199417
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th April 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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