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Naturalism Without Foundations (Prometheus Lectures) Hardcover – August 1, 1996
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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From Library Journal
Nielsen (philosophy emeritus, Univ. of Calgary) has written extensively on the subject of atheism (see, e.g., his Ethics Without God, 1973). In this work, part of which is based on the Prometheus Lectures given at the University of Buffalo in November 1991, Nielsen makes his strongest and most complete statement against theistic interpretations of the world, arguing instead for a thoroughgoing naturalism applicable to a range of philosophical endeavors. This is a complex and extremely well-argued work that should trouble those who make theistic pronouncements, as it goes a long way toward undermining their justifications for such pronouncements. The book closes with an argument for a form of nonscientific atheism. Recommended for all libraries with collections in philosophy or religion.?Terry C. Skeats, Bishop's Univ. Lib., Lennoxville, Quebec
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About the Author
Kai Nielsen is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary and the author of thirty-two books and more than four hundred articles. His works include Atheism and Philosophy, Does God Exist? (with J. P. Moreland), Ethics without God, Exploitation, Globalization and Justice, Naturalism and Religion, Naturalism without Foundations, and Why Be Moral?
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