理性时代
The Age of Reason

  • 作   者:

    托马斯•潘恩
    Thomas Paine

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    双语

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一本充满理性启示之书,包含质疑权威的胆识与挑战主流的勇气。

《理性时代》主张自然神论的哲学地位,其沿袭了18世纪英国自然神论的传统,挑战了制度化的宗教和《圣经》的合法性。本书曾是美国的畅销书,最初以散装小册子的形式发行,激励和引导了许多自由思想家。作者在书中概述了自己的主要观点和个人信条,并分析了圣经的特定部分,以证明它不是上帝启示的话。

The Age of Reason argues for the philosophical position of deism. It follows in the tradition of 18th century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Originally distributed as unbound pamphlets, it was a best-seller in the United States which inspired and guided many free thinkers. The author outlines his major arguments and personal creed and analyzes specific portions of the Bible to demonstrate that it is not the revealed world of God.

托马斯·潘恩(1737-1809),英裔美国政治活动家、哲学家、政治理论家和革命家。他撰写了《常识》和《美国危机》,这是美国独立战争开始时最有影响力的两本小册子,并在1776年激励爱国者宣布从大不列颠独立。他的思想反映了启蒙时代的跨国人权理想。

Thomas Paine (1737-1809), was an English-American writer and political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. Among his works, Common Sense and The American Crisis were the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and helped inspire the patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of transnational human rights.

如果我可以表达关于精神方面的谎言给社会道德带来多大的祸害的看法的话,我觉得这祸害之大无法计算。当一个人已经败坏和出卖自己纯洁的心灵,把自己有经验的信仰依从于他所不信的事情,那他已经准备好犯各种罪了。他做神甫这一行是为了获取利益,为了赢得生意而做伪证。我们能想象出比这更道德败坏的事情吗?

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. He takes up the trade of a priest for the sake of gain, and, in order to qualify himself for that trade, he begins with a perjury. Can we conceive anything more destructive to morality than this?

  • 引言

  • 第一部分

  • 第二部分

  • Introduction

  • Part I

  • Part II

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