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Empires of belief why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century

Stuart. Sim

c2006

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  • Title:
    Empires of belief why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century
  • Author: Stuart. Sim
  • Description: COVER; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Empires of Belief, Campaigns for Scepticism; 1 Scepticism: A Brief Philosophical History; 2 Enlightenment Scepticism: A Campaign Against Unnecessary Hypotheses; 3 Super-Scepticism: The Postmodern World; 4 Science and Technology as Belief Systems; 5 Towards a Sceptical Politics; 6 Reasonable Doubt?; Conclusion: The Sceptic Fights Back; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
    Challenges various forms of fundamentalism and unexamined belief systems from a philosophical and sceptical viewpoint. Is unquestioning belief making a global comeback? This book outlines the history of scepticism in both the Western and Islamic cultural traditions, and from the Enlightenment to postmodernism.
  • Publication Date: c2006
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (217 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-50163-4;ISBN 9786610501632;ISBN 0-7486-2694-8
  • Subjects: Belief and doubt; Skepticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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