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Is Nothing Sacred? Paperback – 20 Aug 2004

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (20 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415304849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415304849
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,104,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A collection that demands to be read by anyone with an interest in philosophy, even (perhaps especially) if they have a faith' – David Self, Times Educational Supplement

'Outstanding' – Bel Mooney, The Times

'This is a collection that demands to be read by anyone with an interest in philosophy.' – Times Education Supplement

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'I do feel a sense of the sacred in a number of respects and I could quote other scientists who feel the same.' Richard Dawkins. We call many things sacred, from cows, churches and paintings to flags and burial grounds. Is it still meaningful to talk of things being sacred, or is the idea merely a relic of a bygone religious age? Does everything - and every life - have its price? Is Nothing Sacred? is a stimulating and wide-ranging debate about some of the major moral dilemmas facing us today, such as the value of human life, art, the environment, and personal freedom. Packed with clearly presented controversial issues, we are asked to decide whether we should revere life when someone chooses to die, preserve the giant California redwoods, cherish Vermeer's originals for their own sake, or curtail personal freedom for the greater good. Ronald Dworkin argues that the concept of the scared is essential to any human ethics, and Simon Blcakburn explains why he thinks 'a humanist should not feel guilty at the emotions of awe and reverence that can be inspired by great religious works of art. Throughout, the idea of the sacred in a secular age is hotly debated amongst the authors and put

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