Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, . Atheism: A Very Short Introduction. Julian Baggini. Abstract. Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a. Julian Baggini. ATHEISM. A Very Short Introduction. OXFORD. UNIVERSITY PRESS atheists looking for a systematic defence and explanation of their position.
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A better book on Atheism At the end, there is a helpful and extensive reading list with with a lot of suggestions, so I may pick up one of those. This was a thought provoking book and I enjoy being questioned on my beliefs in such a mature manner. A Very Short Introduction. What did you do, son?
Intgoduction is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. The case for atheism ; 3. I would recommend this book to others for its intended purpose: Table of contents 1.
You know I have an iPad, and that stuff is only three clicks away. I’ve always found this argument stunningly stupid, because while Sgort might explain the existence of the universe, one is left with the even deep mystery of why god exists. A Very Short Introduction Julian Baggini Very Short Introductions Presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion Show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral Tackles the common objections raised against atheism Looks at the history of atheism.
Author Julian Baggini introduces ‘Atheism: The case for atheism 3. Academic Skip to main content.
I am giving the book 4 stars for substance, readability, and resources for future research, though I personally had a 2-star reading experience. He is the author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: Making fun of Christians and tbeir beliefs is NOT how to make a good argument for your side.
Having said this, I am young and still very much behind in my understanding of this subject.
As a Christian, I knew that I was going to have some trouble reading this book. Access jntroduction the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase.
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction
The author is careful to not identify himself as a militant atheist. If you find your outlook is much like that of your father’s, that could be an indication that you have been unduly influenced by your parents. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Merold Westphal – – Faith and Philosophy 4 1: The case of totalitarian communism is far trickery. Opting out of the ‘religious believers are brain damaged’ argument, he takes his role seriously in introducing individuals to the idea of Atheism and the arguments it presents.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. What’s It All About? Description Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion.
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I only shory five stars to books where every page is worth reading. As such, my idea of the ‘New Atheist’ movement has been shaky to say the least. He has also written for newspapers, magazines and academic journals. The strongest point for this book is its emphasis on the positive aspects of atheism rather than spiralling into an anti-religious diatribe.
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Michael Martin – – Temple University Press. Baggini admits “I have a strong feeling that my arguments are powerless in the face of a strong desire for or belief in life after death. The company at that time had about employees. This is the punchiest comprehensive examination of the topic that I’ve seen, although it could have omitted some of the references to historical arguments – useful for the budding philosopher, a little distracting for the uninitiated reader.
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The book consists of well-reasoned and well thought out arguments both for atheism and against religion, but if the reader is uninterested in reason, then they are unlikely to be convinced! No trivia or quizzes yet. Oxford University Press Arguments Against Theism in Philosophy of Religion. He views the closed and reactionary world of militant atheist to be just as harmful as religious fundamentalism even if he does have some sympathy for their goals.
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