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The Resource Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism, Robert P George

Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism, Robert P George

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Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism
Title
Conscience and its enemies
Title remainder
confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism
Statement of responsibility
Robert P George
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Many in elite circles yield to the temptation to believe that anyone who disagrees with them is a bigot or a religious fundamentalist. Reason and science, they confidently believe, are on their side. With this book, I aim to expose the emptiness of that belief." --From the introductionAssaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack.Showcasing the talents that have made him one of America's most acclaimed and influential thinkers, Robert P. George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, George shows, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views frequently are nothing but articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues.In defending what James Madison called the "sacred rights of conscience"--rights for which government shows frightening contempt--George grapples with today's most controversial issues: abortion and infanticide, same-sex marriage, genetic manipulation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, religion in politics, judicial activism, and more. His brilliantly argued essays rely not on theological claims or religious authority but on established scientific facts and a philosophical tradition that extends back to Plato and Aristotle.Conscience and Its Enemies elevates our national debates. It sets forth powerful arguments that secular liberals are unaccustomed to hearing--and that embattled defenders of traditional morality so often fail to marshal. It also lays out the principles and arguments for rebuilding a moral order"--
  • "Collection of previously published essays on cultural and legal issues relating to the marriage debate, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, political liberty, and religious freedom"--
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George, Robert P
Dewey number
211/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.G435 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American ideals and institutions series
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  • Secularism
  • Political science
  • Values
  • Conscience
  • Natural law
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Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism, Robert P George
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013005862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781610170703
Lccn
2013005862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Conscience and its enemies : confronting the dogmas of liberal secularism, Robert P George
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013005862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781610170703
Lccn
2013005862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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