Shop Doubt: A History Paperback online in Riyadh, Jeddah and all KSA
imageGalleryImg

Doubt: A History Paperback

Sorry! This product is not available.

  • security
    SECURE SHOPPINGYour data is always protected
  • freeshipping
    TRUSTED SHIPPINGFree shipping when you spend SAR 200 and above on express items

Specifications

Author 1Jennifer Hecht
Book DescriptionIn the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking. This is an account of the world's greatest 'intellectual virtuosos, ' who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin--and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning, This remarkable book ranges from the early Greeks, Hebrew figures such as Job and Ecclesiastes, Eastern critical wisdom, Roman stoicism, Jesus as a man of doubt, Gnosticism and Christian mystics, medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian skeptics, secularism, the rise of science, modern and contemporary critical thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the existentialists.
Editorial ReviewHecht gleefully invites readers on a lively stroll through three millennia of clashes between believers and nonbelievers.--Detroit Free Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages564
Publication Date07-09-2004
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc