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The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo, 2007.
Series: Religion. A Da Capo Original
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats

A provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages selected by bestselling author Christopher Hitchens


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9780306816086 0306816083
OCLC Number: 760466261
Notes: "Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God is not Great"--Cubierta.
Description: xxvi, 499 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction Christopher Hitchens --
Lucretius, from De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), Book I, Translated by W. Hannaford Brown --
Omar Khayyam, from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: A Paraphrase from Several Literal Translations by Richard Le Gallienne --
Thomas Hobbes, Of Religion, from Leviathan --
Benedict de Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise --
David Hume, The Natural History of Religion Of Miracles --
James Boswell, An Account of My Last Interview with David Hume, Esq. --
Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Refutation of Deism --
John Stuart Mill, Moral Influences in My Early Youth, From Autobiography --
Karl Marx, Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right --
George Elliot, Evangelical Teaching --
Charles Darwin, Autobiography --
Leslie Stephen, An Agnostic's Apology --
Analote France, Miracle --
Mark Twain, Thoughts of God, From Fables of Man Bible Teaching and Religious Practice, From Europe and Elsewhere and A Pen Warmed Up In Hell --
Joseph Conrad, Author's Note to The Shadow Line Thomas Hardy, God's Funeral Emma Goldman, The Philosophy of Atheism H.P. Lovecraft, A Letter on Religion Carl Van Doren, Why I Am An Unbeliever H.L. Mencken, Memorial Service Sigmund Freud, from The Future of an Illusion, Translated and edited by James Strachey Albert Einstein, Selected Writings on Religion George Orwell, from A Clergyman's Daughter John Betjeman, In Westminster Abbey Chapman Cohen, Monism and Religion; An Old Story Bettrand Russel, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish Philip Larkin, Aubade; Church Going Martin Gardner, The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World; The God Hypothesis John Updike, from Roger's Version J.L. Mackie, Conclusions and Implications, From The Miracle of Theism: Arguments for and against the Existence of God Michael Shermer, Genesis Revisited: A Scientific Creation StorA. J. Ayer, That Undiscovered Country --
Daniel C. Dennett, Thank Goodness! --
Charles Templeton, from A Farewell to God, A Personal Word; Questions to Ask Yourself --
Richard Dawkins, Why There Almost Certainly Is No God; Gerin Oil; Atheists for Jesus --
Victor Stenger, from God: the Failed Hypothesis, Cosmic Evidence --
Daniel C. Dennett, A Working Definition of Religion, From "Breaking Which Spell?" --
Elizabeth Anderson, If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted? Penn Jillette, There Is No God --
Ian Mcewan, End of the World Blues --
Steven Weinberg, What About God? From Dreams of a Final Theory --
Salman Rushdie, "Imagine There's No Heaven": A Letter to the Six Billionth World Citizen --
Ibn Warraq, The Koran; The Totalitarian Nature of Islam --
Sam Harris, In the Shadow of God, From The End of Faith --
A.C. Graying, Can an Athiest Be a Fundamentalist? From Against All Gods --
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, How (and Why) I Became an Infidel.
Series Title: Religion. A Da Capo Original
Other Titles: Essential readings for the nonbeliever
Responsibility: selected and with introductions by Christopher Hitchens.


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