The Transcendental Temptation

Written By Paul Kurtz
The Transcendental Temptation
  • Publsiher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 10 September 2013
  • ISBN : 1616148284
  • Pages : 516 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Transcendental Temptation written by Paul Kurtz which was release on 10 September 2013, this book published by Prometheus Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In this landmark work, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to Kurtz, it is because there is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking—the “transcendental temptation”—which undermines critical judgment and paves the way for willful beliefs. Kurtz explores in detail the three major monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—finding striking psychological and sociological parallels between these religions, the spiritualism of the nineteenth century, and the paranormal belief systems of today. This acclaimed and controversial book includes sections on mysticism, belief in the afterlife, the existence of God, reincarnation, astrology, and ufology. Kurtz concludes by explaining and advocating rational skepticism as an antidote to belief in the transcendental.

The Transcendental Temptation

The Transcendental Temptation
  • Author : Paul Kurtz
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Total pages : 516
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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Summary : In this landmark work, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to Kurtz, it is because there is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking—the “transcendental temptation”—which undermines critical ...

The Transcendental Temptation a Critique of Religion and the Paranormal

The Transcendental Temptation a Critique of Religion and the Paranormal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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The Transcendental Temptation

The Transcendental Temptation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 500
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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The Transcendental Temptation

The Transcendental Temptation
  • Author : Paul Kurtz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 604
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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Summary : In this landmark work, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to Kurtz, it is because there is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking—the “transcendental temptation”—which undermines critical ...

Skepticism and Humanism

Skepticism and Humanism
  • Author : Paul Kurtz
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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Summary : As we begin the third millennium there is cause for cautious optimism regarding the human prospect. Democratic revolutions and the doctrine of universal human rights have captured the imagination of large sectors of humanity, while major advances in science and technology continue to conquer disease and extend life, contributing to ...

The Transcendental Masque an Essay on Milton s Comus

The Transcendental Masque  an Essay on Milton s Comus
  • Author : Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Fletcher,Angus Fletcher,William Blake
  • Publisher : Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Total pages : 261
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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Summary : Download or read online The Transcendental Masque an Essay on Milton s Comus written by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Fletcher,Angus Fletcher,William Blake, published by Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press which was released on 1972. Get The Transcendental Masque an Essay on Milton s Comus Books now! Available in ...

Living Without Religion

Living Without Religion
  • Author : Paul Kurtz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 159
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Summary : Paul Kurtz was one of America's foremost expositors of humanist philosophy. In Living without Religion he introduced a new word to describe humanism - eupraxophy. Derived from the Greek roots eu (good), praxis (practice), and sophia (philosophical and scientific wisdom), eupraxophy means literally "good conduct and wisdom in living." Eupraxophy ...

The Atheist

The Atheist
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 212
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Be Reasonable

Be Reasonable
  • Author : Laird M. Wilcox,John H. George
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 361
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  • Author : Matt Cravatta
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 150
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Tijdschrift voor philosophie

Tijdschrift voor philosophie
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 212
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Humanist Outlook

Humanist Outlook
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 212
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Dictionary of Atheism Skepticism Humanism

Dictionary of Atheism  Skepticism   Humanism
  • Author : Bill Cooke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 606
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Summary : This dictionary will serve as a guide for all those people striving to lead fulfilling, morally responsible lives without religious belief....

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research
  • Author : Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1616148284
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Parapsychology Review

Parapsychology Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 212
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