The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense

The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense

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A long and distinguished tradition of writers have used the form of a satirical dictionary to undermine the received ideas of their day. Voltaire wrote a sharply humorous "Philosophical Dictionary," while Samuel Johnson's dictionary of the English language was derisive and opinionated. These early dictionaries and encyclopedias were really weapons in a struggle for the soul of civilization between forces of humanistic enlightenment and the forces of orthodoxy and… (more)


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Publisher: Free Press (November 06, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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