In Bad Faith: What's Wrong with the Opium of the People

Levine, Andrew
Publisher:  Prometheus Books
Year Published:  2011  
Pages:  226pp   Price:  $21   ISBN:  978-1-61614-470-8
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17010

Abstract: 

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some of the most important and influential heirs of the Enlightenment tradition -- Ludwig Feuerbach, Emile Durkheim, Sigmund Freud, and Friedrich Nietzsche -- wondered, implicitly, why belief in God persists and even flourishes among those who should and in some sense do know better. Looking at aspects of their thinking through this prism provides fresh insight into their work, while advancing understanding of the puzzlement they addressed.

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