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The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of god, Peter Watson

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The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of god
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The age of atheists
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how we have sought to live since the death of god
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Peter Watson
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eng
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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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BL2747.3
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.W39 2014b
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The age of atheists : how we have sought to live since the death of god, Peter Watson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-588) and index
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Contents
Introduction : is there something missing in our lives? Is Nietzsche to blame? -- Part 1. The avant-guerre : when art mattered. The Nietzsche generation : ecstasy, Eros, excess -- No one way that life must be -- The voluptuousness of objects -- Heaven : not a location but a direction -- Visions of Eden : the worship of color, metal, speed, and the moment -- The insistence of desire -- The angel in our cheek -- "The wrong supernatural world" -- Part 2. One abyss after another. Redemption by war -- The Bolshevik crusade for scientific atheism -- The implicitness of life and the rules of existence -- The imperfect paradise -- Living down to fact -- The impossibility of metaphysics, a reverence for metapsychology -- The faiths of the philosophers -- Nazi religions of the blood -- Part 3. Humanity at and after Zero Hour. The aftermath of the aftermath -- The warmth of acts -- War, the American way and the decline of Original Sin -- Auschwitz, apocalypse, absence -- "Quit thinking!" -- A visionary commonwealth and the size of life -- The luxury and limits of happiness -- Faith in detail -- "Our spiritual goal is the enrichment of the evolutionary epic" -- "The good life is the life spent seeking the good life" -- Conclusion : the central sane activity
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22 cm.
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First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
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xiv, 626 pages
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9781476754321
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