• Atheism,  Essays,  freethought

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis, PDF book

    Atheism and other addresses (1924) by Joseph Lewis,  PDF book Joseph Lewis Joseph Lewis (June 11, 1889 – November 4, 1968) was an American freethinker and atheist activist, publisher, and litigator. During the mid-twentieth century, he was one of America’s most conspicuous public atheists, the other being Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. Born in Montgomery, Alabama to a Jewish family, he was forced by poverty to leave school at the age of nine to find employment. He read avidly, becoming self-educated. Lewis developed his ideas from reading, among others, Robert G. Ingersoll, whose published works made him aware of Thomas Paine. He was first impressed by the idea to become an atheist after…

  • Atheism,  freethought,  Rationalism,  Religions

    A grammar of freethought by Chapman Cohen 1921 pdf book

    A grammar of freethought by  Chapman Cohen 1921  pdf book It must be left for those who read the following pages to decide how far this book lives up to its title. That it leaves many aspects of life untouched is quite clear, but there must be a limit to everything, even to the size and scope of a book; moreover, the work does not aim at being an encyclopedia, but only an outline of what may fairly be regarded as the Freethought position.  Freethought, again, is too fluid a term to permit its teachings being summarized in a set creed, but it does stand for a certain definite attitude…

  • Atheism,  Ludwig Feuerbach,  Philosophy,  Religions

    Heaven Wasn’t His Destination: The Philosophy Of Ludwig Feuerbach (1941) by William B. Chamberlain

    Free PDF book: Heaven Wasn’t His Destination: The Philosophy Of Ludwig Feuerbach (1941) by William B. Chamberlain Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach was a German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity that strongly influenced generations Excerpt:The philosophy of Feuerbach has received very little direct treatment in the English language. Engels’ Ludwig Feuerbach has been translated and rather generally read, but this brochure takes Feuerbach as a jumping-off place, rather than concerning itself directly with him. Dr. Sidney Hook’s From Hegel to Marx devotes two excellent chapters to Feuerbach in which the latter’s conclusions are summarized, but in no sense…

  • Atheism,  Ingersoll,  Religions

    The gods, and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll PDF book (1892)

    The gods, and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll Contents: The gods — Humboldt — Thomas Paine — Individuality — Heretics and heresies With: The ghosts and other lectures / by Robert G. Ingersoll. New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — Some mistakes of Moses / by Robert G. Ingersoll — 10th ed. — New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — What must we do to be saved? : a lecture / by Robert G. Ingersoll. New York: C. P. Farrell, 1892 — Six interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll on six sermons by the Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, D.D., to which is added a Talmagian catechism. New York: C.P.…

  • Atheism,  Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    The case for miracle (1936) PDF book by Clement Francis Rogers

    The case for miracle (1936) PDF book by Clement Francis Rogers I have given the following lectures on Miracles some eight times in Hyde Park, eleven times to students at King’s College, and on other occasions elsewhere. I have here written them out from the actual notes I used then, adding more detail for readers but not altering the outline. For in writing you can say more. Readers can stop to think. They can read a sentence again for themselves and do not want repetition in the text.  Nor do men want, either in hearing or reading, to be bothered with references or to be distracted with too many quotations.…

  • Atheism,  freethought,  History,  Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    A short history of freethought, ancient and modern PDF book by J. M. Robertson

    A short history of freethought, ancient and modern Free PDF book by  J. M. Robertson (1899)  Excerpt from the author’s introduction: Short histories are perhaps not among the best of disciplines, and the History of Freethought is at least as hard to write justly or master intelligently in short compass as any other. At the same time, the concise history, which is a different thing from the epitomes denounced by Bacon, has its advantages; and I have striven in this case to guard somewhat against the disadvantages by the habitual citation of authorities, and by the frequent brief discussion, in paragraphs in smaller type, of disputed and theoretical matters. These…

  • Atheism,  J. M Robertson,  Logic,  Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    Rationalism by J. M Robertson (1912) Free PDF book

    Download Rationalism by J. M Robertson (1912) Free PDF book the  names ‘ rationalist ‘ and ‘ rationalism ‘ have been used in so many senses within the past three hundred years that they cannot be said to stand quite definitely for any type or school of philosophic thought. For Bacon, a ‘ rationalist ‘ or rationalis was a physician with a priori views of disease and bodily function; and the Aristotelian humanists of the Helmstadt school were named rationalists about the same period by their opponents. Contents:1. THE TERM … …. 1 2. THE PRACTICAL POSITION 7 3. THE RELIGIOUS CHALLENGE …. 12 4. THE PHILOSOPHICAL CHALLENGE … 20…

  • Atheism,  Biography,  Ingersoll,  Philosophy

    The philosophy of Ingersoll (the great agnostic) PDF book by Vere Goldthwaite

    The philosophy of Ingersoll (Robert G. Ingersoll) PDF book by Vere Goldthwaite (1912) Probably no man or woman of history has been so universally misjudged as Robert G. Ingersoll Those who did not know him personally, — and they were, of course, the greater number, — believed him a mere, mental gladiator, rudely disturbing the foundations of established faith, and giving nothing better in return. Many, who never heard him speak, or read a word of his, thought him incapable of giving to the world any system of constructive philosophy — some even going so far as to question his sincerity. This book is published to dispel in some measure…

  • Atheism,  Evolution,  H. A. Overstreet,  Philosophy,  Religions

    The Enduring Quest: PDF book (1931) by H.A. Overstreet ( A Search For A Philosophy Of Life)

    The Enduring Quest: A Search For A Philosophy Of Life by H.A. Overstreet  (1931) The book “The Enduring Quest” by professor and head of the department of philosophy and psychology (College of the City of New York) Review by Tigran Aivazian The book begins with the consideration of the influence of the latest discoveries in physics on the complex issues of human psychology, such as the meaning of human life viewed in its wholeness. He often quotes the works of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington and Sir James Jeans and it is curious to note that those two authors happen to be the two chief sources of other papers in the above-mentioned…

  • Atheism,  Rationalism

    The truth about Jesus. Is he a myth? Free PDF book by M. M. Mangasarian ( 1909)

    The truth about Jesus. Is he a myth? Free PDF book by M. M. Mangasarian The following work offers in book form the series of studies on the question of the historicity of Jesus, presented from time to time before the Independent Religious Society in Orchestra Hall. No effort has been made to change the manner of the spoken, into the more regular form of the written, word. CONTENTS PART I A Parable 7 In Confidence 19 Is Jesus a Myth ? 25 The Problem Stated 34 The Christian Documents 57 Virgin Births 69 The Origin of the Cross ‘j^i The silence of Contemporary Writers 85 The Story of Jesus…