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The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God

Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the way atheism has evolved, deepened, matured, and gained unprecedented resonance and popularity as it has sought to replace an unknowable God in the afterlife with the voluptuous detail and warmth of this life, woven into art, philosophy, science, and a rational, secular morality.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Watson
ISBN: 9780297859840 0297859846
OCLC Number: 871047688
Description: viii, 612 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : is there something missing in our lives? : is Nietzsche to blame? --
Part 1. The avant-guerre : when art mattered --
pt. 2. One abyss after another --
pt. 3. Humanity at and after zero hour --
Conclusion : the central sane actvity.
Responsibility: Peter Watson.

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I would not wish to have missed The Age of Nothing by Peter Watson, a brisk 565 pages on the displacement of God from Western Culture. -- TOM STOPPARD TLS - BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 his erudition is Read more...

 
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