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Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

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Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone
Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone By Scott C. Lowe (ed.)
2010 | 244 Pages | ISBN: 144433090X | PDF | 3 MB
From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas- Philosophy for Everyoneexplores 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 Content: Chapter 1 Jesus, Mary, and Hume (pages 9-23): Zachary Jurgensen and Jason SouthworthChapter 2 The Virgin Birth (pages 24-35): Victor LyonsChapter 3 Putting the "Yule" Back in "Yuletide" (pages 36-46): Todd PrestonChapter 4 Armed for the War on Christmas (pages 47-58): Scott F. AikenChapter 5 Christmas Mythologies (pages 59-69): Guy Bennett?HunterChapter 6 The Significance of Christmas for Liberal Multiculturalism (pages 70-79): Mark MercerChapter 7 Crummy Commercials and BB Guns (pages 80-90): Erin Haire and Dustin NelsonChapter 8 The Mind of Santa Claus and the Metaphors he Lives by (pages 91-103): William E. Deal and S. WallerChapter 9 Making a List, Checking it Twice (pages 104-113): Richard Hancuff and Noreen O'ConnorChapter 10 You'd Better Watch out... (pages 114-124): Will WilliamsChapter 11 Santa's Sweatshop (pages 125-135): Matthew BrophyChapter 12 Against the Santa Claus Lie (pages 137-150): David Kyle JohnsonChapter 13 Lying to Children about Santa (pages 151-160): Era GavrielidesChapter 14 Putting Claus Back into Christmas (pages 161-171): Steven D. HalesChapter 15 Scrooge Learns it All in One Night (pages 172-182): Dr. Dane ScottChapter 16 Holly Jolly Atheists (pages 183-196): Ruth TallmanChapter 17 Heaven, Hecate, and Hallmark (pages 197-207): Marion G. MasonChapter 18 Festivus and the need for Seasonal Absurdity (pages 208-218): Caleb HoltChapter 19 Common Claus (pages 219-230): Cindy Scheopner





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