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Marcel Goliaš

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Název:The God argument
Podnázev:the case against religion and for humanism
Autor:Grayling, A. C.
Kód:00276
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:London : Bloomsbury
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:289 str.
eISBN:978-1-4088-3742-9 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:Examining all the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious and how they stand up to scrutiny--The God Argument is a landmark book in the ongoing debate about the place of religion and secularism in our world.

While A. C. Grayling is a clear critic of religion as a guiding force, unlike some of religion’s opponents, he carefully considers the various arguments for the existence of God and the many reasons people believe in a deity. More important, he then offers a powerful alternative to religion as a world-view--humanism--an approach to life for those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good, and one which does not interfere with people’s rights to their own beliefs and freedom of expression.

Humanism, as Grayling reveals it, is an ethics of sympathy and tolerance based on the best endeavor to make sense of human nature and the human condition. Though humanism recognizes why the various faiths first arose, it nevertheless argues that organized religion should no longer be given a privileged position in society.

Thoughtfully provocative, intellectually expansive, The God Argument makes a powerful case that secular belief, free of religious dogma, allows for a much more compassionate and caring worldview.
Cena:312,- Kč

Název:The God virus
Podnázev:how religion infects our lives and culture
Autor:Ray, Darrel W.
Kód:00286
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Bonner Springs : IPC Press
Rok vydání:2009
Rozsah:241 str.
eISBN:978-0-9709505-1-2 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett opened the door to a hard nosed look at religion in our society but no one seemed to be using their concepts to explain the psychology of religion and its practical effects on people. Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion stepped into this gap to discuss religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture and politics? Dr. Ray explores this and much more in his book, The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture. This second generation book takes the reader several steps beyond Dawkins, et al. into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. He uses examples that anyone can relate to and gives real world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious among our families, friends and coworkers.

Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and coworkers.
Cena:219,- Kč

Název:The magic of reality
Podnázev:how we know what’s really true
Autor:Dawkins, Richard
Kód:00280
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:London : Black Swan
Rok vydání:2012
Rozsah:272 str.
eISBN:978-1-4090-1141-5 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.
Cena:299,- Kč

Název:The Oxford handbook of atheism
Autor:Bullivant, Stephen
Kód:00274
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Oxford : Oxford University Press
Rok vydání:2013
Rozsah:780 str.
eISBN:978-0-19-964465-0 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon.

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism—understood in the broad sense of „an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods“ — in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and s
Cena:1157,- Kč

Název:The portable atheist
Podnázev:essential readings for the nonbeliever
Autor:Hitchens, Christopher
Kód:00270
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Cambridge : Da Capo
Rok vydání:2007
Rozsah:499 str.
eISBN:978-0-306-81608-6 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace: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 (and raging) 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“ (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
Cena:261,- Kč

Název:The really hard problem
Podnázev:meaning in a material world
Autor:Flanagan, Owen
Kód:00251
Žánr:filosofie, přírodní vědy, psychověda, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Cambridge : The MIT Press
Rok vydání:2007
Rozsah:304 str.
eISBN:978-0-262-06264-0 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Fil-2
Anotace:A noted philosopher proposes a naturalistic (rather than supernaturalistic) way to solve the „really hard problem“: how to live in a meaningful way―how to live a life that really matters―even as a finite material being living in a material world. If consciousness is „the hard problem“ in mind science―explaining how the amazing private world of consciousness emerges from neuronal activity―then „the really hard problem,“ writes Owen Flanagan in this provocative book, is explaining how meaning is possible in the material world. How can we make sense of the magic and mystery of life naturalistically, without an appeal to the supernatural? How do we say truthful and enchanting things about being human if we accept the fact that we are finite material beings living in a material world, or, in Flanagan’s description, short-lived pieces of organized cells and tissue? Flanagan’s answer is both naturalistic and enchanting. We all wish to live in a meaningful way, to live a life that really matters, to flourish, to achieve eudaimonia―to be a „happy spirit.“ Flanagan calls his „empirical-normative“ inquiry into the nature, causes, and conditions of human flourishing eudaimonics. Eudaimonics, systematic philosophical investigation that is continuous with science, is the naturalist’s response to those who say that science has robbed the world of the meaning that fantastical, wishful stories once provided.
Cena:413,- Kč

Název:Waking up
Podnázev:a guide to spirituality without religion
Autor:Harris, Sam
Kód:00273
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:New York : Simon & Schuster
Rok vydání:2014
Rozsah:258 str.
eISBN:978-1-4516-3603-1 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Waking Up is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.
Cena:252,- Kč

Název:Why I am not a Christian
Podnázev:four conclusive reasons to reject the faith
Autor:Carrier, Richard
Kód:00283
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Richmond : Philosophy Press
Rok vydání:2011
Rozsah:94 str.
eISBN:978-1-4565-8885-4 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:Dr. Richard Carrier, world renowned philosopher and historian, explains the four reasons he does not accept the Christian religion, describing four facts of the world that, had they been different, he would believe. He is brief, clear, and down to earth, covering the whole topic in under ninety pages of easy-to-read explanation. Those four reasons are God’s silence, God’s inaction, the lack of evidence, and the way the universe looks exactly like a godless universe would, and not at all like a Christian universe would, even down to its very structure. Dr. Carrier addresses all the usual replies to these claims, in ways you might not have heard before, relying on his wide experience in debating and studying these issues all over the world for more than fifteen years. A perfect book to introduce yourself, or your friends, to why fewer educated people are embracing Christianity than ever before. Ideal for handing out to door-to-door missionaries.
Cena:96,- Kč

Název:Why I am not a Christian
Podnázev:and other essays on religion and related subjects
Autor:Russell, Bertrand
Kód:00290
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:London : Routledge
Rok vydání:2004
Rozsah:223 str.
eISBN:0-203-57427-3 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:“Devastating in its use of cold logic,” (The Independent), the classic essay collection that expresses the freethinker’s views to religion and challenges set notions in today’s society from one of the most influential intellectual figures of the twentieth century.

Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself—questions about man’s place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life after death, morality, freedom, education, and sexual ethics. He brings to his treatment of these questions the same courage, scrupulous logic, and lofty wisdom for which his other work as philosopher, writer, and teacher has been famous. These qualities make the essays included in this book perhaps the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker’s position since the days of Hume and Voltaire.

“I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue,” Russell declares in his Preface, and his reasoned opposition to any system or dogma which he feels may shackle man’s mind runs through all the essays in this book, whether they were written as early as 1899 or as late as 1954.

The book has been edited, with Lord Russell’s full approval and cooperation, by Professor Paul Edwards of the Philosophy Department of New York University. In an Appendix, Professor Edwards contributes a full account of the highly controversial “Bertrand Russell Case” of 1940, in which Russell was judicially declared “unfit” to teach philosophy at the College of the City of New York.

Whether the reader shares or rejects Bertrand Russell’s views, he will find this book an invigorating challenge to set notions, a masterly statement of a philosophical position, and a pure joy to read.
Cena:335,- Kč

Název:Why I became an atheist
Podnázev:a former preacher rejects christianity
Autor:Loftus, John W.
Kód:00269
Žánr:náboženství, křesťanství obecně, ateismus
Jazyk: anglicky
Nakl. údaje:Amherst : Prometheus Books
Rok vydání:2008
Rozsah:543 str.
eISBN:978-1-59102-592-4 (ebook)
Stav:výborný
Umístění:Ate-1
Anotace:For about two decades John W. Loftus was a devout evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With three degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was adept at using rational argumentation to defend the faith. But over the years, doubts about the credibility of key Christian tenets began to creep into his thinking. By the late 1990s he experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, the author carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The original edition of this book was published in 2006 and reissued in 2008. Since that time, Loftus has received a good deal of critical feedback from Christians and skeptics alike. In this revised and expanded edition, the author addresses criticisms of the original, adds new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. For every issue he succinctly summarizes the various points of view and provides references for further reading. In conclusion, he describes the implications of life without belief in God, some liberating, some sobering. This frank critique of Christian belief from a former insider will interest freethinkers as well as anyone with doubts about the claims of religion.
Cena:377,- Kč

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