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Dr. Ralph Lewis Book Launch

July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ben McNally Books along with both Penguin Random House Canada and Prometheus Books invite you to celebrate the book launch of Dr. Ralph Lewis’s Finding Purpose in a Godless World. Please join us at the store to meet the author and toast the book’s publication.

The author will do a short reading, and light refreshments will be served.

A book signing will conclude the afternoon.


Saturday July 28th 2-4pm


Ben McNally Books

366 Bay Street


Can there be purpose without God? This book is about how human purpose and caring, like consciousness and absolutely everything else in existence, could plausibly have emerged and evolved unguided, bottom-up, in a spontaneous universe.

Ralph Lewis, MD, is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada; an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto; and a psycho-oncology consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. Dr. Lewis writes a popular blog series, Finding Purpose, hosted and promoted by his hospital (http://health.sunnybrook.ca/finding-purpose/). He has published articles on a psychiatric understanding of belief and purpose in Skeptic magazine and the Human Prospect, and he has delivered presentations on these topics at the James Randi Educational Foundation’s TAM conference, Institute for Science and Human Values, and Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Dr. Lewis helps people who are seeking meaning in the face of severe and tragic adversity, in addition to his extensive experience with complex and subtle psychiatric and psychological conditions. He is interested in the unreliability of intuition and subjective perception in shaping our explanations and beliefs, and the neural basis of motivation and purposiveness.


July 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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