9781444330908

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone : Better Than a Lump of Coal

  • ISBN 13:

    9781444330908

  • ISBN 10:

    144433090X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/20/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

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