A Short History of Atheism

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  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • ISBN : 0857730355
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A Short History of Atheism

A Short History of Atheism
  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 30 September 2010
GET THIS BOOK A Short History of Atheism

The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted widespread discussion in the media. The ubiquity of public debates about atheism, especially in conscious opposition to the perceived social threat posed by faith and religion, has been startling. However, as Gavin Hyman points out, despite their prevalence and popularity, what often characterises

A Short History of Atheism

A Short History of Atheism
  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 30 September 2010
GET THIS BOOK A Short History of Atheism

The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted widespread discussion in the media. The ubiquity of public debates about atheism, especially in conscious opposition to the perceived social threat posed by faith and religion, has been startling. However, as Gavin Hyman points out, despite their prevalence and popularity, what often characterises

Atheism

Atheism
  • Author : Michael Martin
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 06 October 1992
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In this book Michael Martin provides logical reasons for being an atheist. Carefully examining the current debate in Anglo-American analytic philosophy regarding God's existence, Martin presents a comprehensive critique of the arguments for the existence of God and a defense of arguments against the existence of God, showing in detail their relevance to atheism. Claiming that atheism is a rational position while theistic beliefs are not, he relies both on logic and evidence and confines his efforts to showing the

The Cambridge History of Atheism

The Cambridge History of Atheism
  • Author : Michael Ruse
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 July 2021
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The two-volume Cambridge History of Atheism offers an authoritative and up to date account of a subject of contemporary interest. Comprised of sixty essays by an international team of scholars, this History is comprehensive in scope. The essays are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including religious studies, philosophy, sociology, and classics. Offering a global overview of the subject, from antiquity to the present, the volumes examine the phenomenon of unbelief in the context of Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu,

A History of Atheism in Britain

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  • Author : David Berman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 May 2013
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Probably no doctrine has excited as much horror and abuse as atheism. This first history of British atheism, first published in 1987, tries to explain this reaction while exhibiting the development of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. Although avowed atheism appeared surprisingly late – 1782 in Britain – there were covert atheists in the middle seventeenth century. By tracing its development from so early a date, Dr Berman gives an account of an important and fascinating strand of intellectual history.

Challenging the New Atheism

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  • Author : Aaron Pratt Shepherd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 August 2020
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This book presents a pragmatic response to arguments against religion made by the New Atheism movement. The author argues that analytic and empirical philosophies of religion—the mainstream approaches in contemporary philosophy of religion—are methodologically unequipped to address the “Threefold Challenge” made by popular New Atheist thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. The book has three primary motivations. First, it provides an interpretation of the New Atheist movement that treats their claims as

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  • Author : Julian Baggini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 26 August 2021
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Atheism is often considered to be a negative or pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. This Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism, arguing that most western atheism is so-named only because it exists in a tradition in which theism is the norm. Julian Baggini instead asserts that atheists are typically naturalists, who believe that meaning and morality are possible in a finite,

Atheism

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 06 October 2022
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What is atheism? --Case for atheism --Atheist ethics --Meaning and purpose --Atheism in history --Atheism in the 21st century.

A Short History of Secularism

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  • Author : Graeme Smith
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 28 November 2007
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What does it mean to call Western society 'secular'? What is 'secularism'? And how should we understand the concept of 'secularism' in international relations, particularly the clash between radical Islam and the West? The Latin term from which the word 'secular' is derived - 'saeculum' - means 'generation' or 'age', and came to mean that which belongs to this life, to the here and now, in this world. It is widely used as a shorthand for the ideology which shapes

The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

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  • Author : Stephen Bullivant,Michael Ruse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 November 2013
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This handbook is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of 'an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods' - in its historical and contemporary expressions. It probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives and in a range of global contexts.

How to be a Good Atheist

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  • Author : Nick Harding
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Release : 03 February 2012
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Join the fastest growing minority there is and become an atheist. Fed up of religion telling you it has all the answers when it doesn't? Tired of hearing about divine mysteries when there aren't any? Irritated by the pious evangelistas telling you you're going to hell when you're obviously not? Exhausted by creationists...for simply being creationists? Want to know more about the so-called atheist conspiracy? Then this book is for you. For millennia priests and holy men have told