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Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of life

Robert C. Solomon


For most of my life, I have been dismissive of both spirituality and religion. I say this to make clear the perspective and the starting point of this book, this search. No doubt, many of my readers will think of me as simpleminded, trying to recover what I should have learned had I been rightly raised in the matrix of religion, ritual, and belief. Others, my friends from the field of science and most of my political friends, will think that I am benighted, or perhaps something of a sell out, for giving up my lifelong down‐to‐earth scientific, and admittedly hyperrational way of thinking about ... More

Keywords: death, emotions, erotic love, faith, passion, philosophy, rationality, religion, Robert Solomon, science, self, selfishness, spirituality, tragedy, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195134672.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Solomon, author
University of Texas, Austin