The Resource Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century, Stuart Sim, (electronic resource)

Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century, Stuart Sim, (electronic resource)

Label
Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century
Title
Empires of belief
Title remainder
why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Sim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Challenges various forms of fundamentalism and unexamined belief systems from a philosophical and sceptical viewpoint. Is unquestioning belief making a global comeback? This book outlines the history of scepticism in both the Western and Islamic cultural traditions, and from the Enlightenment to postmodernism
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Sim, Stuart
Dewey number
121.2
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B837
LC item number
.S489 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • Skepticism
Label
Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century, Stuart Sim, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
COVER; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Empires of Belief, Campaigns for Scepticism; 1 Scepticism: A Brief Philosophical History; 2 Enlightenment Scepticism: A Campaign Against Unnecessary Hypotheses; 3 Super-Scepticism: The Postmodern World; 4 Science and Technology as Belief Systems; 5 Towards a Sceptical Politics; 6 Reasonable Doubt?; Conclusion: The Sceptic Fights Back; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280501630
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000351138
  • (EBL)264977
  • (OCoLC)70783509
  • (SSID)ssj0000146217
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158609
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000146217
  • (PQKBWorkID)10182639
  • (PQKB)11452463
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1962175
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000351138
Label
Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century, Stuart Sim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
COVER; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Empires of Belief, Campaigns for Scepticism; 1 Scepticism: A Brief Philosophical History; 2 Enlightenment Scepticism: A Campaign Against Unnecessary Hypotheses; 3 Super-Scepticism: The Postmodern World; 4 Science and Technology as Belief Systems; 5 Towards a Sceptical Politics; 6 Reasonable Doubt?; Conclusion: The Sceptic Fights Back; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280501630
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000351138
  • (EBL)264977
  • (OCoLC)70783509
  • (SSID)ssj0000146217
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11158609
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000146217
  • (PQKBWorkID)10182639
  • (PQKB)11452463
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1962175
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000351138

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