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The Xmas Files: The Philosophy of Christmas download epub

by Stephen Law


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Borrow Stephen looks at various aspects of Christmas through the eyes of philosophy

Borrow Stephen looks at various aspects of Christmas through the eyes of philosophy. He discusses the ethics of lying about gifts you didn't like, the morality of eating turkey, kitsch Christmas sentimentality pitfalls, is peace-on-earth a good idea, and so on. If you collect Christmas books, or you're really into philosophical debates, you might like this book. At the time I bought this, I was a Christmas book collector.

The Xmas Files is very entertaining. It also gets you thinking about the kind of stuff that usually just passes us by. All fourteen chapters are short, breezy reads

The Xmas Files is very entertaining. All fourteen chapters are short, breezy reads. Some are intended as bit of fun, like "The Santa Claus puzzle" in which Law appears to prove that Santa exists. But others, despite the wry humour, are surprisingly illuminating (especially "wrapping the presents" which really made me think). Some are even touching ("Christmas card kitsch").

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover.

I particularly enjoyed the discussions about religion and the conflict with commercialisation of Christmas, and the .

I particularly enjoyed the discussions about religion and the conflict with commercialisation of Christmas, and the range of ways that we can celebrate this time of year no matter what beliefs we hold. It has a casual, engaging style that is similar to the other works by Law like The Philosophy Files, and while it might seem an obvious present for this time of the year, it’s certainly a great addition to a beginner’s library on the subject regardless.

THE XMAS FILES is a philosophical meander though the myths and rituals of Christmas today, asking such important .

THE XMAS FILES is a philosophical meander though the myths and rituals of Christmas today, asking such important questions as does Santa exist? What's wrong with Christmas kitsch? Is it all just a commercial racket? What was Augustine's attitude to 'peace on earth'? . He now teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He has published a number of books including The Philosophy Files, The Outer Limits and The Philosophy Gym. ተጨማሪ ያንብቡ.

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A philosophical but fun look at the meanings of Christmas myths and rituals, from carving the turkey to why Santa wears. The Philosophy of Christmas.

Stephen Law teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, a London theological establishment, and provides a slim crib sheet for the traditional festive dinner-table row. Is it hypocritical to celebrate the festival if you’re not a Christian?

Stephen Law teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, a London theological establishment, and provides a slim crib sheet for the traditional festive dinner-table row. Is it hypocritical to celebrate the festival if you’re not a Christian? (N.

As we stuff ourselves with plumped-up turkeys, unwrap the latest useless gadget, and gather round the family tree, what real relevance does the festive season have and why do we perpetuate it? The Xmas Files is designed to be a fun book, but one underpinned by an exploration of some real issues. The way we celebrate Christmas says a lot about the way we relate to each other, our society, and our values. Stephen Law takes a look at such things as Bertrand Russell's turkey, the existential angst of Santa, and peace on earth to produce a humourous, varied, and thought-provoking collection.
The Xmas Files: The Philosophy of Christmas download epub
Christian Living
Author: Stephen Law
ISBN: 0753817950
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Publishing; 2 edition (September 1, 2004)
Pages: 176 pages