• Onus Books Catalogue

    I own a small publishing house which has several imprints, the main one being Onus Books which is predominantly a skeptical and philosophical enterprise. On the books are three other authors at the moment:

    Dr.Caleb Lack

    Dr Aaron Adair

    Dr. James A. Lindsay

    They are all PhD card carrying authors, specialising in disparate areas of the intellectual spectrum.

    Caleb Lack is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. who also writes here at SIN at Great Plains Skeptic. He specializes in training others in evidence-based treatment of mental health problems as well as critical thinking and pseudoscience. His first two books with Onus were introductory texts looking at Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders. His latest book is an edited anthology of chapters looking at the most current research into and treatment of OCD. He has also, with Dr Charles Abramson, written about early psychology and its trouble with racism and sexism.

    Aaron Adair Aaron Adair is a professor of physics, current at Merrimack College, where he teaches and studies best education practices and physics intuitions. His research on history, science education, and the history of science and society have received international attention. The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View is a critical look at the claim in the Gospel of Matthew that a star led the magi to the birthplace of Jesus. It is a conjunction of science and religion and Aaron Adair’s first book. there will be a foreword by Bob Berman. The book has received some great critical reviews from the likes of Richard Carrier and Adair has now become a prominent voice in the Star of Bethlehem research.

    James A. Lindsay (with his qualification in mathematics), author of God Doesn’t; We Do, has produced Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly, a critical look at the way in which theists use the concept of infinity to further their case, and finds such use wanting. With a foreword by the late Victor Stenger, this book is a fascinating take on arguments for God, showing that the foundations are incoherent, from a mathematical and philosophical point of view.

    Further publications presently include the anthology of deconversion accounts edited by myself with Tristan Vick. We have collected and edited this anthology of deconversion accounts of people who have left their various faiths. At times moving, at others inspiring, this account, with its foreword by Reasonable Doubts podcast frontman Jeremy Beahan, looks at the familial, social and psychological effects of leaving religion behind.

    13 Reasons To Doubt: The Skeptic Ink Network, as a blogging and skeptical network or writers, philosophers, scientists, activists and so on, have come together to be the first such network of its kind to produce a piece of work as an anthology to showcase their writing, beliefs and rigour. The book comprises 13 differing chapters from some of the SIN contributors on subjects ranging from psuedoarchaeoloogy to free will, cognitive biases to history and miracles. Sure to tickle any skeptic’s fancy.

    All of the books are available on Kindle, Kobo and Nook formats and some on iTunes formats.

    The Nativity: A Critical Examination – Jonathan MS Pearce

    Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction – Caleb Lack

    Mood Disorders: An Introduction – Caleb Lack

    The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View – Aaron Adair

    Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly – James A. Lindsay

    In an Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and Self-Discovery

    Psychology Gone Astray – Charles I. Abramson & Caleb Lack

    13 Reasons to Doubt – Edward K Clint, Jonathan MS Pearce and Beth Ann Erickson

    OCD: Etiology, Phenomenology, and Treatment – Caleb Lack

    (Under GPP parent company)

    Free Will? And investigation into whether we have free will, or whether I was always going to write this book – Jonathan MS Pearce

    The Little Book of Unholy Questions – Jonathan MS Pearce

    Twins: A Survival Guide for Dads – Johnny Pearce


    Ongoing and Future Projects

    I am halfway through completing an anthology of atheist and humanist poems which should be finished in the summer at some point. There is also the project, presently on the backburner, to turn my dissertation on the Kalam Cosmological Argument into a book, which I know some people have been pressuring me to compete for some time now. I would love to have some time to do that, and with possible work scenarios starting in September, that could be done by the end of the year. I am also tempted to propose it to Pitchstone or Prometheus, as it would fit well there.

    I may also be publishing Bruce Gerencser’s autobiography and take on religion and life.

    An exciting development is a partnership with Rebecca Bradley, a published author who writes here at SIN at The Lateral Truth. We are in the early stages of developing a fiction imprint with a working title of Loom, evolved from the title Muses’ Loom (authors are their own muses who need someone to help weave their material into a finished product). Loom is shorter and sweeter. Here is a work in progress logo:


    The first projects for this imprint will be Rebecca’s fantasy books which will move over to Loom on ebook format with a view to paperback possibility. I am also close to finishing my zombie novel which will come out on Loom.

    Obviously, I ask that readers here get these wonderful books, and if they like them, to please review positively on amazon and elsewhere. This really does allow me to keep doing what I am doing. Also, if you do buy from amazon, could you use the widgets in the sidebar there >>>>> as I get commission! This lso works for the general amazon search widgets for when you search for anything using the .co.uk or .com widgets also over there >>>>>.

    Without book sales, I would not be able to be a part-time teacher, enabling me to blog, write books, publish, public talk and do what I do. Please help me sustain this!

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    Article by: Jonathan MS Pearce