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Half-Hours with the Freethinkers

Author: Charles Bradlaugh; John Watts; Anthony Collins
Publisher: Auckland : The Floating Press, 2012.
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Have you ever played the parlor game where you name the historical figures you'd like to invite to a dinner party? This fascinating book is kind of like the written form of that exercise. It brings together the key arguments and beliefs espoused by an array of the top minds in the 'free thought' movement, a philosophical school that prized rationality and logic over dogma. It's a must-read for those interested in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bradlaugh, Charles.
Half-Hours with the Freethinkers.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bradlaugh; John Watts; Anthony Collins
ISBN: 9781775457206 1775457206
OCLC Number: 799769280
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Editors' Preface; Thomas Hobbes; Lord Bolingbroke; Condorcet; Spinoza; Anthony Collins; Des Cartes; M. De Voltaire; John Toland; Compte de Volney; Charles Blount; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Claud Arian Helvetius; Frances W. D'Arusmont; Epicurus; Zeno, the Stoic; Matthew Tindal; David Hume; Dr. Thomas Burnet; Thomas Paine; Baptiste de Mirabaud; Baron D'Holbach; Robert Taylor; Joseph Barker; Endnotes.

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Have you ever played the parlor game where you name the historical figures you'd like to invite to a dinner party? This fascinating book is kind of like the written form of that exercise. It brings together the key arguments and beliefs espoused by an array of the top minds in the 'free thought' movement, a philosophical school that prized rationality and logic over dogma. It's a must-read for those interested in learning more about philosophy in user-friendly, bite-sized essays.

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