• Title : Doubt

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  • ISBN: 0060097957

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 576 pages


Doubt Description

In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking This is an account of the world s greatest intellectual virtuosos, who are also humanity s greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning,This remarkable book ranges from the early Greeks, Hebrew figures such as Job and Ecclesiastes, Eastern critical wisdom, Roman stoicism, Jesus as a man of doubt, Gnosticism and Christian mystics, medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian skeptics, secularism, the rise of science, modern and contemporary critical thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the existentialists..



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thumbnail Title: Doubt
Author:Jennifer Michael Hecht
ISBN :0060097957
ranting: 4.5
Reviewer: 958 Reviews
Description: In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great an

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