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The Science Delusion

  1. The Science Delusion: Asking the Big... Used Trade Paper $11.95

August 7, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers (Melville House), Curtis White, author of the bestselling book The Middle Mind, presents a scathing critique of the "delusions" of science alongside a rousing defense of the role of art and philosophy in our culture. The so-called new atheists, most famously Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, made a splash in the new millennium. They told the evangelical and the liberal believer that they must give up religion and submit to science. In short, the rich philosophical debates of the 18th and 19th centuries have been nearly totally abandoned, argues White. An atheist himself, he fears what this new turn toward "scientism" will do to our culture if allowed to flourish without challenge. White offers an eloquent defense of the poetry and philosophy of Romanticism, which he believes our technology- and science-obsessed world desperately needs to rediscover.


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