Saturday, 17 March 2012

Blog: Camels With Hammers on religion

Written by Dan Finke
Dan Fincke has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and is an adjunct philosophy professor at five universities this semester (Fordham, Fairfield, Hofstra, William Paterson, and Hunter College). 

Contra de Botton: Religions Are NOT To Credit With Universalistic Humanistic Values

Starts like this:
Alain de Botton’s chapter on community in his book Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion is filled with half-baked thinking. After one-sidedly disparaging modern social life from numerous selective (and sometimes specious) angles, he goes on to model really effectively how not to try to learn from religion 

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