The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Christopher Hitchens Lucretius Omar Khayyám Thomas Hobbes Baruch Spinoza David Hume James Boswell Percy Bysshe Shelley George Eliot Charles Darwin Leslie Stephen Anatole France Mark Twain Joseph Conrad Thomas Hardy Emma Goldman H.P. Lovecraft Carl Van Doren H.L. Mencken Sigmund Freud Albert Einstein George Orwell John Betjeman Chapman Cohen Bertrand Russell Philip Larkin Martin Gardner Carl Sagan John Updike John Leslie Mackie Michael Shermer A.J. Ayer Daniel C. Dennett Charles Templeton Richard Dawkins Victor J. Stenger Elizabeth S. Anderson Penn Jillette Ian McEwan Steven Weinberg Salman Rushdie Ibn Warraq Sam Harris A.C. Grayling Ayaan Hirsi Ali John Stuart Mill Karl Marx
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current God/no-god debate.

With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens political and literary journalist extraordinaire can.”

Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
Language
English
Pages
525
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Da Capo Press/Perseus Books (Philadelphia)
Release
November 06, 2007
ISBN
0306816083
ISBN 13
9780306816086
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current God/no-god debate.

With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens political and literary journalist extraordinaire can.”

Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
Language
English
Pages
525
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Da Capo Press/Perseus Books (Philadelphia)
Release
November 06, 2007
ISBN
0306816083
ISBN 13
9780306816086

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