The New Atheism PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The New Atheism free pdf In recent years a number of bestselling books have forcefully argued that belief in God can no longer be defended on rational or empirical grounds, and that the scientific worldview has rendered obsolete the traditional beliefs held by Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The authors of these books--Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Victor J. Stenger--have come to be known as the "New Atheists." Predictably, their works have been controversial and attracted a good deal of critical reaction. In this new book, Victor J. Stenger, whose God: The Failed Hypothesis was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007, reviews and expands upon the principles of New Atheism and answers many of its critics. He demonstrates in detail that naturalism--the view that all of reality is reducible to matter and nothing else--is sufficient to explain everything we observe in the universe, from the most distant galaxies to the inner workings of the brain that result in the phenomenon of mind. Stenger disputes the claim of many critics that the question of whether God exists is beyond the ken of science. On the contrary, he argues that absence of evidence for God is, indeed, evidence of absence when the evidence should be there and is not. Turning from scientific to historical evidence, Stenger then points out the many examples of evil perpetrated in the name of religion. He also notes that the Bible, which is still taken to be divine revelation by millions, fails as a basis for morality and is unable to account for the problem of unnecessary suffering throughout the world. Finally, he discusses the teachings of ancient nontheist sages such as Buddha, Lao Tzu, and Confucius, whose guidelines for coping with the problems of life and death did not depend upon a supernatural metaphysics. Stenger argues that this "way of nature" is far superior to the traditional supernatural monotheisms, which history shows can lead to a host of evils. The New Atheism is a well-argued defense of the atheist position and a strong rebuttal of its critics.

About Victor J Stenger

Victor J. Stenger (Lafayette, CO) is adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller God: The Failed Hypothesis, God and the Folly of Faith, and many other books.

Details Book

Author : Victor J Stenger
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Data Published : 28 June 2014
ISBN : 1615923446
EAN : 9781615923441
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 175 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The New Atheism



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Devil's Delusion  free pdfThe Devil's Delusion

    Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years. Richard Dawkins. Sam Harris. Daniel Dennett. and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of bestselling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community..


  • The Future of Atheism free pdfThe Future of Atheism

    The subject of atheism has been much in the news. following the highly publicized release of radically atheistic books by Richard Dawkins. Daniel Dennett. Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens..


  • The Devil's Delusion free pdfThe Devil's Delusion

    Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins. Sam Harris. Daniel Dennett. and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief..


  • The Devil's Delusion free pdfThe Devil's Delusion

    Militant atheism is on the rise. Richard Dawkins. Sam Harris. Daniel Dennett. and Christopher Hitchens have dominated bestseller lists with books denigrating religious belief as dangerous foolishness..


  • Atheism free pdfAtheism

    Over the last decade. "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris. Richard Dawkins. and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject..


  • The New Atheism free pdfThe New Atheism

    . In recent years a number of bestselling books have forcefully argued that belief in God can no longer be defended on rational or empirical grounds, and that the scientific worldview has rendered obs