Excellent Beauty Hardback

The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

by Eric Dietrich;

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Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. Just like spoken language, Dietrich shows that religion is an evolutionary adaptation. Science is the source of perplexing yet beautiful mysteries, however natural the search for answers may be to human existence. Excellent Beauty undoes our misconception of scientific inquiry as an executioner of beauty, making the case that science has won the battle with religion so thoroughly it can now explain why religion persists. The book also draws deep lessons for human flourishing from the very existence of scientific mysteries. It is these latter wonderful, completely public truths that constitute some strangeness in the proportion and reveal a universe worthy of awe and wonder.

Excellent Beauty by Eric Dietrich was published by Columbia University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for Excellent Beauty is 9780231171021.

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Details for Excellent Beauty

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherColumbia University Press (June 2015)
Number of Pages208
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4314237
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