The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions

Author(s): David Berlinski

Non Fiction

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, mathematician David Berlinski, himself a secular Jew, delivers a biting defense of religious thought. The Devil's Delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world.

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David Berlinski holds a PhD from Princeton University and has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and in France. He is the best-selling author of such books as A Tour of the Calculus, The Advent of the Algorithm, and Newton's Gift. Berlinski writes frequently for Commentary, among other journals. He lives in Paris, France.

General Fields

  • : 9780465019373
  • : Basic Books
  • : Basic Books
  • : September 2009
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 215
  • : 256
  • : David Berlinski
  • : Paperback