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The Four Horsemen : Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution  Foreword by Stephen Fry - Richard Dawkins

The Four Horsemen

Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution Foreword by Stephen Fry

Hardcover Published: 19th February 2019
ISBN: 9780593080399
Number Of Pages: 160

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The transcript of the one and only conversation between 'the four horsemen' of New Atheism, with new introductions from Dawkins, Dennett and Harris and a sparkling foreword by Stephen Fry.

Known as the `four horsemen' of the New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age.

Questions they asked of each other included: `Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?'

The dialogue on that unique occasion was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen.

With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

Industry Reviews

This transcript is of historical significance and belongs in the library of all thinking people. A classic for our time...and all time. ”
Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author of Heavens on Earth, The Moral Arc, The Believing Brain, and Why People Believe Weird Things

“ I was gripped. Throughout this erudite conversation the humility and openness of science shines against religion’s arrogance, hypocrisy and sheer gall in just ‘making stuff up’. How refreshing it is. ”
Professor Susan Blackmore

“ We are slowly losing the hard-won right, gained by brave heroes of the enlightenment such as Voltaire and Hume, to be free to criticise religion without persecution and prosecution; the crime of blasphemy is creeping back. The words of Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett are needed more than ever. These are the heirs to Voltaire. ”
Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything

“ One to watch: electrifying ”
Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

“ If you had to pick a place for our pop culture to change, Sun Records on December 4, 1956 at a jam session with Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley is a pretty good symbolic spot. This conversation on September 30th, 2007 with Daniel, Sam, Richard, and Elvis . . . I mean Hitch at Hitch’s pad is as good a place as any to mark the start of the Atheist revolution. ”
Penn Jillette, author of God, No!

“ For people inclined to disbelieve supernatural explanations -- in America, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers and sisters -- The Four Horsemen is a smart, fun, funny, seriously provocative primer. ”
Kurt Anderson

ISBN: 9780593080399
ISBN-10: 0593080394
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 19th February 2019
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.26

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