Books tagged: rationalism

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World Politics: Rationalism and Beyond
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques.
Richard Dawkins The God Delusion: A Theist Response
Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
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In this interesting piece; the author argues that Richard Dawkins has failed in his attempts to put a good rational argument for atheism. The professor uses the rather feeble approach of setting up straw men only to dismantle them with great relish. These repeated mischaracterizations of faith do the atheist camp no favours. All it does is betray a vitriolic personal agenda.
Faith and Reason and Faith in Reason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
This book explores the philosophical aspects of religious faith and reason. To me, doubt seems more reasonable than certainty. Open-mindedness seems more reasonable than fixed belief. Doubt and open-mindedness are often mistaken for confusion, though. Also, like certainty and faith, they can be taken to extremes. Version 2.0 Without the restrictions of faith, the mind has
Atheist in Church -- on Heaven and Other Mysteries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,290. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
A story of how research for a novel takes one disbeliever to Jewish, Foursquare, Catholic, Christian Science, and other worship services. She collects people's notions about heaven, interviews brothel workers, and muses about religion in America. All those years of benign indifference, examined at last, in an effort that eventually reshapes her views about believers and believing.
Descartes' Devil: Three Meditations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,680. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
"Descartes’ Devil" is a moving and beautifully constructed book that opens our eyes to the fantasy, humor, and imagination of Descartes. Grünbein’s thought-provoking reflections on the poetry and modernity of the philosopher — this man "chosen to set the course for all of us" — are heightened and made whole by his own playful poems, which conclude each meditation.
John Toland: Ireland's Forgotten Philosopher, Scholar ... and Heretic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Essay » Literature
An examination of the life and work of John Toland, scholar and philosopher of international renown. A prolific writer on important political and religious issues of his day, he was the first person to be called a freethinker (by Bishop Berkeley). He is chiefly remembered today for his book Christianity Not Mysterious, which was condemned by British and Irish parliaments and publicly burned.
Between the Shadow and the Flame
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 281,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
Epic in scope, "Between the Shadow and the Flame" is the allegorical retelling of the history of philosophy, religion and science, as seen through the journey of its three main characters. As they investigate the conspiracy behind a catastrophic war, Sophia, Hyle and Newman tackle larger questions about free will, God and the nature of reality itself.
The Binding Laws Governing our Present Intellectual Anarchy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by apgroup. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Are there laws that govern anarchy? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? It is, but it is Horvath's premise that intellectual anarchy is unhindered by such trivialities, with consequences that are far reaching and profoundly dangerous.
Two Shaky Towers : A Fable
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011 by Aussiescribbler. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
A tribe who live on the beach between a forest and a lake are so terrified by the discovery of a spider two feet across living beneath the sand that they seek refuge in a pair of towers. Those who like to eat fish build a tower overlooking the lake. Those who like eating fruit build one near the forest. The strategy will lead to conflict and madness in this drily witty fable.
Is God Dead?
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
(2.00)
"An overview of an influential book from one of India's deepest thinkers in Secular Humanism. Professor Ramendra presents clear reasons for rethinking the classical arguments for the existence of God." — The Secular Web. In a crisp, concise and fascinating discourse, the author has boldly advocated atheism on logical and moral grounds.