The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen

The Conversation That Sparked An Atheist Revolution

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"At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as "the four horsemen," the heralds of religion's unravelling--Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett--sat down over cocktails for a filmed discussion. The video of the enthralling, path breaking evening that followed was released on YouTube and soon went viral. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: sincere and probing, funny and unpredictable, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Now, this landmark event is being published for the first time. The living participants, Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett, have all contributed new material to mark the evolution of their own 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 each other to articulate their own stance on god and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality without religion, debate with people of faith, and living an ethical life"--
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780525511953
0525511954
9780525511960
Branch Call Number: 211.8 HITCHENS
Characteristics: xix, 134 pages ; 22 cm

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FacelessVoid
Feb 23, 2020

The way that the conversation goes is not only amusing but serious and respectful. It gives great insight on each perspective straight from the horses mouth.

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white_wolf_874
Jul 09, 2019

Great book! There has NEVER been any evidence of a god - when backed into a corner the only thing god believers can ever say is you have to have "faith". Oh -and that you should also send them a check so they can buy their new home and/or airplane.

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mclarjh
May 03, 2019

Popular, easy to read. Okay foreword, better essays and conversation.

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naturalist
Apr 21, 2019

also see:
“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon”
Daniel Clement Dennett III 1942-
Viking USA, 1st edition, hc, 2006
ISBN-10: 067003472X, ISBN-13: 978-0670034727
Penguin Books, 1st edition, pbk, 2007
ISBN-10: 0143038338, ISBN-13: 978-0143038337

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son_of_puddleglum
Mar 24, 2019

The new atheism is passe. These folks display a distinct lack of understanding of philosophy and natural theology. Philosopher William lane Craig has debated Hitchens, harris and Dennett. Philosopher Ed Feser has critiqued their arguments. Atheist philosopher of science Michael Ruse has called them an embarassment. He says that Dawkins makes him embarassed to be an atheist. Oxford Mathematician John Lennox has shown their arguments to be weak.
Instead, If you want the best in atheistic thinking, read people like Graham Oppy, Erik Wielenberg, Evan Fales. These thinkers at least understand the proper tools of argumentation, critical analysis, and all the ins and outs of scientific limitations that the new atheists are rather unaware of.
And if you really want to see rigorous thinking about theism, read the recent books "Two Dozen or so ARguments for God (Oxford Univ. Press) and Companion to natural Theology (Wiley Blackwell).

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