The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions

The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions

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Publisher Description

A book for nonbelievers who embrace the reality-driven life.

We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life-and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them—all of them. His bracing and ultimately upbeat book takes physics seriously as the complete description of reality and accepts all its consequences. He shows how physics makes Darwinian natural selection the only way life can emerge, and how that deprives nature of purpose, and human action of meaning, while it exposes conscious illusions such as free will and the self. The science that makes us nonbelievers provides the insight into the real difference between right and wrong, the nature of the mind, even the direction of human history. The Atheist's Guide to Reality draws powerful implications for the ethical and political issues that roil contemporary life. The result is nice nihilism, a surprisingly sanguine perspective atheists can happily embrace.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2011
October 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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A reality disappointment

This “philospher" ’s meanderings almost make an atheist want to become a theist. He needs to get a better grip on the word ‘design’ that ALWAYS involves pre-thought and planning. Nature has NO designs, only evolutionarily resultant structures that enable some functionality within their current environments. Most atheists have a pretty good grip on reality and many would consider this a “guide” to a state of further confusion rather than toward clarification and edification.

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