• Title : Breaking the Spell

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  • ISBN: 067003472X

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 464 pages


Breaking the Spell Description

An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future For a growing number of people, there is nothing important than religion It is an integral part of their marriage, child rearing, and community In this daring new book, distinguished philosopher Daniel C Dennett takes a hard look at this phenomenon and asks why Where does our devotion to God come from and what purpose does it serve Is religion a blind evolutionary compulsion or a rational choice In Breaking the Spell, Dennett argues that the time has come to shed the light of science on the fundamental questions of faith

In a spirited narrative that ranges widely through history, philosophy, and psychology, Dennett explores how organized religion evolved from folk beliefs and why it is such a potent force today Deftly and lucidly, he contends that the belief in belief has fogged any attempt to rationally consider the existence of God and the relationship between divinity and human need

Breaking the Spell is not an antireligious screed but rather an eyeopening exploration of the role that belief plays in our lives, our interactions, and our country With the gulf between rationalists and adherents of intelligent design widening daily, Dennett has written a timely and provocative book that will be read and passionately debated by believers and nonbelievers alike.

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thumbnail Title: Breaking the Spell
Author:Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN :067003472X
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Description: An innovative thinker tackles the controversial question of why we believe in God and how religion shapes our lives and our future For a growing number of people, there is nothing important than reli

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