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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.

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"A tough test of the intellectual mettle of the armchair atheists and those teetering between faith and committing to life without it."--Boston Globe

About the Author

Alex Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Duke University and the codirector of the Duke Center for Philosophy of Biology. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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ISBN:
9780393344110
Author:
Rosenberg, Alex
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 illustrations
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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