|By (author):||Dawkins, Richard|
|By (author):||Dennett, Daniel|
|Foreword By:||Fry, Stephen|
|By (author):||Harris, Sam|
|By (author):||Hitchens, Christopher|
|Subject:||NON-FICTION / General|
|PHILOSOPHY / Religious|
|RELIGION / Atheism|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral. Now in print for the first time, the transcript of their conversation is illuminated by new essays from three of the original participants and an introduction by Stephen Fry.|
At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as "the four horsemen," the heralds of religion's unraveling-Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett-sat down together over cocktails. What followed was a rigorous, pathbreaking, and enthralling exchange, which has been viewed millions of times since it aired. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: exhilarating, funny, and unpredictable, sincere and probing, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are.
Here is the transcript of that conversation, in print for the first time, augmented by material from the living participants: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. These new essays, introduced by a sparkling foreword from Stephen Fry, mark the evolution of their thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each of these men contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence as they challenge one another to articulate their own stance on god and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality, debate with people of faith, and work to articulate the path to a truly ethical life.
|Biographical Note||Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was an English-born American author, journalist, and literary critic. He was a contributor to magazines including Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and World Affairs, and is the author of God Is not Great and many other books.|
Richard Dawkins is a fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, writer, podcaster, and is the author of the bestselling books The End of Faith, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction; Letter to a Christian Nation; and Waking Up.
Daniel Dennett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He is the author of many books, including Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Breaking the Spell, and From Bacteria to Bach and Back.
Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, and film director.