What Is Man by Mark Twain

What Is Man

byMark Twain

Kobo ebook | October 22, 2012

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What Is Man
by Mark Twain

Mark Twain is sometimes envisioned as a kind of 19th-century American offshoot of Voltaire. Like his French counterpart, he expressed a deeply felt indignation at religious hypocrisy and obscurantism, and peppered his satirical writings, especially in his later years, with stinging wit and iconoclastic fervor.

This unique collection assembles writings in which Twain views the multifarious claims of religion--metaphysical, moral, and political--with a skeptical eye.

The centerpiece of the book is the long philosophical dialogue, What Is Man? (1906), which presents a rigidly deterministic view of human behavior, claiming that every action is the product of outside influences. Twain also asserts that altruism does not exist: we help others primarily as a means of making ourselves comfortable. Other writings in the book condemn religious exclusivity, the hypocritical Christian thirst for money, and the disgraceful treatment of animals by a supposedly moral human race.

Title:What Is ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 22, 2012Publisher:AppsPublisherLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1623941571

ISBN - 13:9781623941574

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