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Rebecca Goldstein
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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein received her doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University. Her award-winning books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and nonfiction studies of Kurt Gödel and Baruch Spinoza. Her most recent work, Plato at the Googleplex, was released from Pantheon in March of 2014. She has received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, has been designated a Humanist of the Year and a Freethought Heroine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Massachusetts.

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
A Work of Fiction
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $11.99

After Cass Seltzer’s book becomes a surprise best seller, he’s dubbed “the atheist with a soul” and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, “the goddess of game theory,” and loses himself in a spiritually expansive infatuation. A former girlfriend appears: an anthropologist who invites him to join... Read more >
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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
A Work of Fiction
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

From the author of The Mind-Body Problem: a witty and intoxicating novel of ideas that plunges into the great debate between faith and reason.

At the center is Cass Seltzer, a professor of psychology whose book, The Varieties of Religious Illusion, has become a surprise best seller. Dubbed “the atheist with a... Read more >
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Betraying Spinoza
The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.95

In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to religion that would be as radical as it was original. He went on to produce one of the most ambitious systems... Read more >
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Betraying Spinoza
The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95

From the acclaimed writer and thinker—whose award-winning books include both fiction and nonfiction—a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today’s debates on love, religion, politics, and science.

Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and set out on a multicity... Read more >
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Plato at the Googleplex
Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Written by Rebecca Goldstein


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.99

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