Empires of Belief: Why We Need More Scepticism and Doubt in the Twenty-First Century

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Challenges all forms of fundamentalism and unexamined belief systems from a philosophical and sceptical viewpoint. Is unquestioning belief making a global comeback? The growth of religious fundamentalism seems to suggest so. For the sceptically minded, this is a deeply worrying trend, not just confined to religion. Political, economic, and scientific theories can demand the same unquestioning obedience from the general public. Stuart Sim outlines the history of scepticism in both the Western and Islamic cultural traditions, ...

Empires of Belief: Why We Need More Scepticism and Doubt in the Twenty-First Century 2007, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748623266

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