Stephen T. Asma

Stephen T. Asma is professor of Philosophy and distinguished scholar at Columbia College Chicago. He is also a senior fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science, and Culture at Columbia College Chicago. He works on the philosophy of the life sciences, and the theme of Religion and Science.


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The Opiate of the Masses? Not So Fast.

In "Why We Need Religion," Stephen T. Asma argues that religion answers to a deep emotional need and therefore plays an irreplaceable role in societies....

The Opiate of the Masses? Not So Fast.


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