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The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution Foreword by Stephen Fry

The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution Foreword by Stephen Fry

Known as the `four horsemen' of the New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780593080399
Barcode 9780593080399
Published 19 February 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dawkins, Richard
By Harris, Sam
By Dennett, Daniel C.
By Hitchens, Christopher
Foreword by Fry, Stephen
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ISBN-13 9780593080399
ISBN-10 0593080394
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Publication Date 19 February 2019
International Publication Date 14 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dawkins, Richard
By Harris, Sam
By Dennett, Daniel C.
By Hitchens, Christopher
Foreword by Fry, Stephen
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Controversial Knowledge
Religion & Beliefs
Agnosticism & Atheism
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 273g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Atheism
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 211.80922
Catalogue Code 963138

Description of this Book

Known as the `four horsemen' of the New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age. Questions they asked of each other included: `Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?' The dialogue on that unique occasion was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I was gripped. Throughout this erudite conversation the humility and openness of science shines against religion's arrogance, hypocrisy and sheer gall in just `making stuff up'. How refreshing it is. -- Professor Susan Blackmore
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Richard Dawkins (Author) Richard Dawkins is author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society's Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder and Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford and both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world's top thinker in Prospect magazine's poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries. Sam Harris (Author) Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will and Lying. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Dr. Harris is cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. Daniel C. Dennett (Author) Daniel C. Dennett is the University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He is the author of numerous books including Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained. Christopher Hitchens (Author) Christopher Hitchens was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry, and a variety of other media in a career that spanned more than four decades and made him a prominent public intellectual, and a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits. His books include The Monarchy; Blood, Class, and Nostalgia; No One Left to Lie Toand God Is Not Great. He died in 2011.

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