Bacon's memorable insight is specially significant when applied to
the wide range of works by some of the world's most renowned
writers, poets, philosophers, and intellectuals - men and women
whose determination to espouse and defend the cause of humanism and
freethought, interpreted broadly, has given us a well-endowed
repository of the wisdom of the ages. In "A Celebration of Humanism
and Freethought", author David Allen Williams has mined this vast
body of literature. The result is this priceless treasury of poetry
and prose draped in art and rare steel engravings from more than a
century ago.Amid its beauty, readers will find a unified call to
reason, tolerance, and freedom of expression in opposition to the
forces of ignorance, supernaturalism, superstition, and dogmatism.
The words of over eighty of the world's most often read and
frequently quoted authors are included: among them Aristotle,
Matthew Arnold, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, Cicero, Joseph
Conrad, Charles Darwin, Diogenes, John Donne, Will Durant, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, Epicurus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edith
Hamilton, Eric Hoffer, Homer, Robert Ingersoll, Thomas Jefferson,
Lucretius, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, George
Santayana, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, H.G. Wells,
and many others. This is a remarkable collection of compelling
ideas and impressive art that deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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