|Cena: 51.00 zł|
Dział: Humanistyka » Religia i wierzenia religijne
The Four HorsemenAutor: Hitchens C.
Wydawca: Bantam Books
Wydanie 1, 2019
Na stanie: 1 egz.
_________________ Includes a foreword by STEPHEN FRY 'A classic for our time...And all time.' - Michael Shermer 'The words of Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris and Dennett are needed more than ever. These are the heirs to Voltaire.' - Matt Ridley Known as the 'four horsemen' of 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 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. Thrilling...Challenging...This bracing exchange of ideas crackles with energy...an invigorating example of what happens when astute, inquisitive minds engage together on deep questions. -- Andy Norman * Pittsburgh Post-Gazette * 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 Reading this book is like to getting to spend a profound afternoon with some of our greatest intellectuals. Blasphemous, erudite, devastatingly truthful, slyly hilarious. I gasped, I laughed, I nodded, and sometimes had to stop and just think for a moment about what they'd dared to say. -- Julia Sweeney, author of Letting Go of God What a gift to be able to eavesdrop on this conversation! These four are the kinds of thinkers we don't get enough of anymore; unapologetic, uncompromising, and deeply generous with one another as well as anyone who happens to be listening in. You needn't be an atheist or a horseman to relish every word of this delightful book. You just need to be hungry for genuine intellectual inquiry and open debate. And, let's face it, you're probably starving. -- Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion If you had to pick a place for our pop cu