The Resource Against religion, wars, and states : the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism, Andrew Fiala, (electronic resource/)

Against religion, wars, and states : the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism, Andrew Fiala, (electronic resource/)

Label
Against religion, wars, and states : the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism
Title
Against religion, wars, and states
Title remainder
the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Fiala
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Against Religion, Wars, and States: The Case for Enlightenment Atheism, Just War Pacifism, and Liberal-Democratic Anarchism, Andrew Fiala argues that, societally, we must radically redefine our goals. A renewed focus on global justice, a heightened criticism of religion and a fuller embrace of enlightened humanism and the sciences are just some of the ways in which we can begin to address some of the problems endemic to our society, and ultimately bring about more lasting peace. Fiala argues both theoretically and empirically, moving from analyses of theology, ethics and political philosophy to case studies and data mined from these respective disciplines, and from the fallout of recent world events involving all three. Fiala attempts to wean us off of our deferral to the oppressive forces that spark movements like Occupy, and the Arab Spring, forces that manifest themselves in the brutal drug wars along our borders, and in the currently fractious and bigoted rhetoric of some of our most powerful political and religious leaders. Against Religion, Wars, and States provides a provocative, unified, and revolutionary critical theory for all who are skeptical of the religious, political, and military powers that be, and points the way towards a more peaceful, just and reasoned future.--
Assigning source
Publisher website
Dewey number
172
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2775.3 .F53 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Against religion, wars, and states : the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism, Andrew Fiala, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Against religions, wars, and states -- Five principles of criticism -- Agnosticism and atheism -- Religion, the military, and the secular challenge -- Religion, the family, and criminal justice -- Skeptical pacifism -- The war system, profit, and the failure of just war ethics -- One-sided wars: torture, nukes, religion, and collective narcissism -- Social contract anarchism and cosmopolitan democracy -- Civil religion, voting, and oligarchy -- State violence, the prison-industrial complex, and immigration -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn856869826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
511001
Label
Against religion, wars, and states : the case for enlightenment atheism, just war pacifism, and liberal-democratic anarchism, Andrew Fiala, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Against religions, wars, and states -- Five principles of criticism -- Agnosticism and atheism -- Religion, the military, and the secular challenge -- Religion, the family, and criminal justice -- Skeptical pacifism -- The war system, profit, and the failure of just war ethics -- One-sided wars: torture, nukes, religion, and collective narcissism -- Social contract anarchism and cosmopolitan democracy -- Civil religion, voting, and oligarchy -- State violence, the prison-industrial complex, and immigration -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn856869826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
511001

Library Locations

    • Massasoit Community College Brockton CampusBorrow it
      1 Massasoit Blvd., Brockton, MA, 02301, US
      42.07562679999999 -70.99027629999999
    • Nease Library - Eastern Nazarene College Borrow it
      23 East Elm Ave. , Quincy, MA, 02170, US
      42.271089 -71.012428
    • Quincy College Library Borrow it
      1250 Hancock St. 3rd Fl Rm#347, Quincy, MA, 02169, US
      42.2513682 -70.9962875
Processing Feedback ...