on 22 October 2007
This book really made me think. Instead of just going along with the assumption that the enemies of reason are such things as Christian fundamentalism, homeopathy and postmodernism, the author shows how better to direct our critical energies in order to preserve our ability to think for ourselves. In doing this he makes complicated philosophical arguments clear and, most importantly, relevant to our current predicament. By showing how reason can be undermined from the inside, by processes such as the corporate take-over of science, this book has helped me to think more critically, applying his methods to other areas of life, such as my own field of psychotherapy.