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The Resource Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett

Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett

Label
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon
Title
Breaking the spell
Title remainder
religion as a natural phenomenon
Statement of responsibility
Daniel C. Dennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Religion plays such a powerful role in the world that we should try to understand it in all its complexities, but most adherents bristle at anyone who wants to investigate their practices and beliefs in a scientific manner." "In this new book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of this remarkable family of phenomena that mean so much to so many people, and to discuss why - and how - they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and shaped so many lives so strongly." "Breaking the Spell is not an antireligious screed but rather an eye-opening exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives, our interactions, and our country."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
VFRK
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Dennett, Daniel Clement
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Religion
Target audience
general
Label
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 413 - 426
Contents
1. Breaking which spell? -- 2. Some questions about science -- 3. Why good things happen -- 4. The roots of religion -- 5. Religion, the early days -- 6. The evolution of stewardship -- 7. The invention of team spirit -- 8. Belief in belief -- 9. Toward a buyer's guide to religions -- 10. Morality and religion -- 11. Now what do we do? -- App. A. The new replicators -- App. B. Some more questions about science -- App. C. The bellboy and the lady named Tuck -- App. D. Kim Philby as a real case of indeterminacy of radical interpretation
Control code
000040244128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 448 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780713997897
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 413 - 426
Contents
1. Breaking which spell? -- 2. Some questions about science -- 3. Why good things happen -- 4. The roots of religion -- 5. Religion, the early days -- 6. The evolution of stewardship -- 7. The invention of team spirit -- 8. Belief in belief -- 9. Toward a buyer's guide to religions -- 10. Morality and religion -- 11. Now what do we do? -- App. A. The new replicators -- App. B. Some more questions about science -- App. C. The bellboy and the lady named Tuck -- App. D. Kim Philby as a real case of indeterminacy of radical interpretation
Control code
000040244128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 448 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780713997897
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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