AuthorHecht, Jennifer Michael, 1965-
TitleDoubt : a history : the great doubters and their legacy of innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson / Jennifer Michael Hecht
Imprint New York : HarperSanfrancisco, 2003
Edition 1st ed
Descript xxi, 551 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


In this sweeping history, Jennifer Michael Hecht celebrates doubt as an engine of creativity and as an alternative to the political and intellectual dangers of certainty -- Just as belief has its own history featuring people whose unique expressions of faith have forever changed the world, doubt has a vibrant story and tradition with its own saints martyrs, and sages


Doubt is no shadow : a quiz and a guide to the question -- Whatever happened to Zeus and Hera?, 600 BCE-1 CE : Greek doubt -- Smacking the temple, 600 BCE-1 CE : doubt and the ancient Jews -- What the Buddha saw, 600 BCE-1 CE: ancient doubt in Asia -- When in Rome in doubt, 50 BCE-1 CE : empire of reason -- Christian doubt, Zen, Elisha, and Hypatia, 1-800 CE : late-classical mix -- Medieval doubt loops-the-loop, 800-1400 : Muslims to Jews to Christians -- The printing press and the Age of Martyrs, 1400-1600 : Renaissance and inquisition -- Sunspots and White House doubters, 1600-1800 : revolutions in the authority of reason -- Doubt's bid for a better work, 1800-1900 : freethinking in the age of science and reform -- Principles of uncertainty, 1900- : the new cosmopolitan -- The joy of doubt : ethics, logic, mood

Belief and doubt -- History

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