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Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach’s and Richard Dawkins’s Comprehensive Scientism

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Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach’s and Richard Dawkins’s Comprehensive Scientism (English shop)

Gerold Reisinger (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736976917
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736966918
Language English
Page Number 250
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Publication Date 2022-10-12
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Philosophy
Geschichte der Philosophie
Systematic philosophy
Keywords Scientism, Szientismus, comprehensive scientism, Allumfassender Szientismus, Richard Dawkins, Stenmark, Peels, Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach, Gerold Reisinger, scientific facts, wissenschaftliche Fakten, enlightenment, Aufklärung, atheist, Atheist, scientist, Wissenschaftler, epistemological scientism, epistemologischer Szientismus, ontological scientism, ontologischer Szientismus, moral scientism, moralischer Szientismus, existential scientism, existentieller Szientismus, worldview, Weltanschauung, belief, Glaube, Non-Science, unwissenschaftlich, moral commands, moralische Gebote, fine-tuning, Feinabstimmung, nothingness, das Nichts, 18th century, 18. Jahrhunder, secularist movement, Aufklärungsbewegung, religion, Religion, evolutionary biologist, Evolutionsbiologe, academic scientism, akademischer Szientismus, universal scientism, universeller Szientismus, ideology, Ideologie, justification, Rechtfertigung, the Bible of atheists, die Bibel der Atheisten, coherence, Kohärenz, universe, Universum, philosophy of science, Wissenschaftsphilosophie, philosophy of religion, Religionsphilosophie, existence of God, Existenz Gottes, rivals of scientism, Gegner des Szientismus, systematic investigation, systematische Untersuchung
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Science unbound: In this book, the author explores Comprehensive Scientism by juxtaposing the philosophies of one challenging figure of the European Enlightenment with those of a legendary evolutionary biologist. Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach lived from 1723-1789 and wrote one monumental work known as ‘the Bible of atheists’. Richard Dawkins, a modern-day scientist and self-declared atheist, is currently galvanizing the secularist movement’. Gerold Reisinger’s treatise aims to uncover the motives of d’Holbach and Dawkins for claiming that science is the only source of knowledge to defend atheism. Various aspects of their forms of scientism are outlined and elucidated in relation to the comprehensive form that combines epistemological, ontological, moral and existential scientism. Basic research by Stenmark and Peels frames this philosophical work’s analysis and comparison of the two iconic philosophers and their writings. The book shows that scientism is what unites their positions and proves to be as powerful a motive today as it was in the 18th century to render science the know-all and be-all of truth and reality and thereby attempt to obviate religion for humankind.