Paul Gosselin

Biography

Paul Gosselin is an independent researcher specializing in ideologies, belief systems and religions. He holds a Masters in Social Anthropology and is the author of books both in French and English. He has done extensive research on postmodernism. He has lived in Nova Scotia, California, Vancouver Island and currently resides in Quebec (Canada).

Paul Gosselin est un chercheur autonome, spécialiste en postmodernisme et divers systèmes de croyances modernes. Il détient une maîtrise en anthropologie sociale et il est l'auteur de la série Fuite de l'Absolu ainsi que Hors du ghetto. Il a vécu en Nouvelle Écosse, Californie, l'île de Vancouver et réside actuellement au Québec.

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Videos

Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West, volume 1
Anthropologist Paul Gosselin provides a nutshell view of his book Flight From the Absolute, volume 1, asking questions such as: Does "religious belief" only concern those who believe in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even our secular Western elites be religious? How would this affect our views of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?

Vonnegut's Ambivalence, part 1
Paul Gosselin and Gib McInnis discuss Kurt Vonnegut's ambivalence with Darwinism. While Vonnegut accepts Darwinism as an explanation of origins, he does not like the result when it is applied to real societies. In further discussion, it appears that despite being ardent evolutionists, both Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins shared this ambivalence. Apparently it is difficult to be a coherent evolutionist.

Books

Hors du ghetto: un regard évangélique sur la culture et les arts.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,920. Language: French. Published: May 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Si nous examinons l'histoire culturelle du monde, que ce soit les œuvres de Proust, Confucius, Rembrandt, Blaise Pascal, Picasso, Bach, Van Gogh, Jimi Hendrix, Victor Hugo, l'art des Kwakiutl ou un vase de la dynastie Ming nous voyons des démonstrations variées du phénomène de la créativité humaine. Que se passe-t-il si nous les considérons du point de vue de la vision du monde judéo-chrétienne?
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume II
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,010. Language: French. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
Une société peut-elle se passer de mythes? C’est une question cruciale, car le mythe joue un rôle fondamental pour le développement d'une civilisation. Fuite volume II jette un regard décapant sur un monument culturel, la théorie de l'évolution. Il fait appel à des données provenant à la fois de l'anthropologie et de la philo de la science et expose les limites de la science.
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume I
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
En Occident, nos élites affirment que l’on peut vivre sans religion. L’anthropologie indique plutôt que toute civilisation est enracinée dans une vision du monde, une religion. Il faut se demander alors quelle est la religion occidentale dominante de l’Occident? Quelles sont ses croyances fondamentales? Quels groupes la propagent et quels sont ses mythes, ses rituels et méthodes de recrutement?
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 227,760. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Can a society function without myth, particularly an origins myth? Can parallels be drawn between myth and the theory of evolution? Are there parallels between the way myths gain prestige (and shield their beliefs from criticism) and how evolution is marketed? To understand how evolution’s sacred aura has been built up, advances in philosophy of science are examined.
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Does “religious belief” concern only those believing in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even "secular" Western elites be religious? How would this affect our view of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?

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