O NYReview publicou o primeiro capítulo do ultimo livro de Dworkin, escrito pouco antes dele falecer em fevereiro. O artigo "Religion Without God" é uma síntese de três conferências ministradas por Dworkin na Universidade de Bern ano passado (post).
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Religion Without God
by Ronald Dworkin
Percy Bysshe Shelley declared himself an atheist who nevertheless felt that “The awful shadow of some unseen Power/Floats though unseen among us….”2 Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of religion have insisted on an account of religious experience that finds a place for religious atheism. William James said that one of the two essentials of religion is a sense of fundamentality: that there are “things in the universe,” as he put it, “that throw the last stone.”3 Theists have a god for that role, but an atheist can think that the importance of living well throws the last stone, that there is nothing more basic on which that responsibility rests or needs to rest.