Richard Todd Devens is the author of one of the most provocative, controversial, and outrageous books of all time. Although classified as PHILOSOPHY/Ethics & Moral Philosophy, parts of the book could just as easily have been classified as psychology, sociology, psycho-linguisitics, and politics. Rational Polemics: Tackling The Ethical Dilemmas Of Life dares to challenge the ideas and values that most of the world has been spoon-fed from infancy onward.
With personal anecdotes, tongue-in-cheek humor, and refreshing candor, Richard Todd Devens thinks outside the traditional strictures of convention and morality, and asks important questions, including: Does poetic justice exist? Is forgiveness always the best method to achieve closure? Do we have the right to end our own lives? Should drugs be legal? Can prostitution be beneficial? If you're ready to consider the true nature of evil, to look at the hypocracies inherent in religion, to think about whether humanity really is a "higher form of life," and to open your mind to new ideas about subjects ranging from adultery to cannibalism to rude people to distracting background music, Rational Polemics is a welcome breath of fresh air from a writer who has been described as one of the most original thinkers of our time.
Many people, even those that didn't agree with all of his ideas, have thanked him for challenging their deep-seated beliefs and convictions, encouraging them to consider alternative viewpoints, and for making them think of vitally important issues in a whole new way. Indeed, Rational Polemics - which has won four awards - has been described as "the book that makes people THINK."
Richard Todd Devens offers a fascinating and riveting speech that will, like his book, have you thinking about issues and ethical dilemmas in a whole new way. But it will never be some "dry" or "academic" lecture. He delivers an enthusiastic, and often funny speech that takes in the whole scope of human existence. Richard offers a question and answer period afterwards, as well as a book signing. All day seminars are also available, and Richard will travel to any place where his services are needed.
Richard is also available as a highly inspiring motivational speaker, a keynote speaker, or an emcee.