Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Editor(s): Scott C. Lowe

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444330908

Online ISBN: 9781444325386

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325386

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas.

  • Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world
  • Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology
  • The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Christmas: In the Beginning

  2. Part II: Is Celebrating Christmas Really a Good Idea?

  3. Part III: Santa: A Deeper Look

  4. Part IV: The Morality of Christmas

  5. Part V: Christmas through others' Eyes

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