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Philosophy & Atheism

in defense of atheism
  • 231 Pages
  • 0.39 MB
  • English
Prometheus Books , Buffalo, N.Y
Atheism., Agnosticism., Reli
Other titlesPhilosophy and atheism.
StatementKai Nielsen.
LC ClassificationsBL2747.3 .N49 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2873515M
ISBN 100879752890
LC Control Number84063084

As the first book of its kind to bring together a collection of writing on the philosophical aspects of atheism both historical and contemporary, the Companion to Atheism and Philosophy stages an explicit, constructive, and comprehensive conversation between philosophy and atheism to examine the ways in which atheist thought intersects with ideas and positions from a variety of philosophical.

Philosophy and Atheism book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Atheism Religion Philosophy Books Showing of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Paperback) by.

Sam Harris (shelved 3 times as atheism-religion-philosophy) avg rating — 33, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. This book is an elementary introduction to atheism and agnosticism.

This Element analyzes the various forms of design arguments: the complex adaptive features that organisms have, and the argument for fine-tuning. Presents key elements from the writings on religion of philosophers working in the continental tradition/5(4).

Atheism: A Philosophical Justification. Michael Martin. Temple University Press, - Religion- pages. 4Reviews. In this book Michael Martin provides logical reasons for being an atheist.4/5(4). Books by Richard Dawkins, the British scientist and atheist, are among our most recommended on Five Books.

His latest book, aimed at young adults, is Outgrowing God, while his audaciously titled The God Delusion, recommended below, is his most famous book devoted to atheism. 18 Aug | faith philosophy. Tags: epistemology review street-epistemology. Peter Boghossian is an atheist philosopher and professor at Portland State University.

In this book, he intends to equip an army of “street epistemologists” with the tools to use everyday life interactions as interventions to show people that faith is a. Graham Oppy on Atheist Philosophy of Religion Books. Nigel Warburton on Critical Thinking Books. Melissa Lane on The Best Plato Books.

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Below is a scan of the book page showing the text above followed by additional selected citations in chronological order. 2 (), understands an atheist as someone who is not a theist.5 Gordon Stein, in An Anthology of Atheism and Rationalism (), says an atheist “is a per- son without a belief in God.”6 A recent pamphlet entitled “American Atheists: An Introduction” says an atheist.

Atheism Kills by Barak Lurie Philosophy Books In "Atheism Kills," Barak Lurie exposes the horrors of a apple after God.

Contrary to the mantra we’ve heard time and time afresh that adoration is amenable for added deaths than annihilation else, it is in actuality the absence of God which has. About this book. Philosophers throughout history have debated the existence of gods, but it is only in recent years that the absence of such a belief has become a significant topic of philosophical analysis, in particular for philosophers of religion.

Although it is difficult to trace the historical contours of atheism as the lack of belief in a higher power, the reasoned, reflective, and thoughtful rejection of theism has. Madalyn writes well and this small book is a nice addition to your atheist library." Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years.

by Bruce Sterling. Problems of Philosophy, by Bertrand Arthur Russell "Bertrand Russell at his best. He is discussing different aspects of philosophy and why you need. Category: Philosophy ATHEISM. View Categories / Philosophy ATHEISM.

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Sort Showing of 7. DEVIL NEVER SLEEPS: AND OTHER ESSAYS He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide. On June 8,while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch Oxford University Press publishes many scholarly works in philosophy and religion that should be of interest to atheists.

Request their "Philosophy" and "Religion" catalogs from the following address: Oxford University Press Madison Avenue New York, NY Tel: +1 Fax: +1 Prometheus Books. Atheism, Philosophy and religion Publisher Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; trent_university; internetarchivebooks Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Philosophy & Atheism: In Defense of Atheism By Kai Nielsen Prometheus Books, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Smith authored Atheism: The Case Against God.

Quentin Smith (–): Philosopher of science. Smith co-authored the book Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology with William Lane Craig.

Herbert Spencer (–), English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Atheism. Atheism - disbelief in God (the Judeo-Christian-Muslim deity) or any sort of supernatural god or gods - is a direct conclusion or corollary of naturalism.

The articles in this section place atheism in the broader context of naturalism, suggesting that atheists might profitably expand their horizons beyond mere disbelief into a positive endorsement of a naturalistic worldview. The book Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy (Ideas Explained) can give more knowledge and also the precise product information about everything you want.

Exactly why must we leave the great thing like a book Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy (Ideas Explained). Some of you have a different opinion about guide. In his book on philosophy and atheism, the Canadian thinker Kai Nielsen, a prolific writer on the subject, wonders why the philosophy of religion is ‘so boring’, and concludes that it must be ‘because the case for atheism is so strong that it is difficult to work up much enthusiasm for the topic.’.

In this interview for Philosophy Bites Anthony Grayling (A.C. Grayling), author of a recent book of essays, Against All Gods, gives a philosophical defence of atheism and explains why he believes it to be a well-grounded and ultimately life-affirming position to hold.

Listen to Anthony Grayling on Atheism. The Philosophy of Atheism by Emma Goldman. First published in February in the Mother Earth journal.

Atheism (or non-theism) is the belief that gods do not exist, or a complete rejection of Theism or any belief in a personal god or gods (the latter also known as antitheism).It can cover a range of both religious and nonreligious attitudes.

Many atheists tend toward secular philosophies such as Humanism and Naturalism. The term "atheism" (from the Greek "godless") originated as an insult.

Inthe Dalit scholar and intellectual Katti Padma Rao published his study Charvaka Darshan: Ancient Indian Dalit Philosophy, describing how an atheist and materialist worldview has been a component of the struggles of underprivileged peoples.

Thus, Cārvāka was an “ancient Dalit philosophy.”Author: Dag Herbjørnsrud. Atheism: The Case Against God, George H. Smith. Prometheus Books,pages. $ pbk.

Michael Martin Boston University. This book is a hard hitting attack against belief in the Christian God as well as all other supernatural beings (called 'gods' in the book). Atheism vs. Theism Strong atheism is a logically flawed position.

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Weak atheism, agnosticism and skepticism are all "I don't know" theological positions, with weak atheists subscribing to atheistic presuppositions, true agnostics "sitting on the fence," and skeptics capitulating to ignorance.

Continue Reading. Atheism IS a philosophy or, better yet, a religion. Only beliefs or truth claims can contain what philosophers refer to as truth value. If atheism does not make any truth claims or contain any beliefs, then it cannot contain any truth, and cannot be true.

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That explains why Edward Feser in his book, subtitled “A Refutation of the New Atheism,” spends as much of his book criticizing David Hume’s denial of efficient causality as he does in addressing the work of Richard Dawkins, whom Feser identifies as the “house philosopher of the other New Atheists.

Arguably the first book in modern times solely dedicated to promoting atheism was written by French Catholic priest Jean Meslier (–), whose posthumously published lengthy philosophical essay (part of the original title: Thoughts and Feelings of Jean Meslier.The New Atheists are authors of early twenty-first century books promoting atheism.

These authors include Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens. The “New Atheist” label for these critics of religion and religious belief emerged out of journalistic commentary on the contents and impacts of their books.Books New Atheist Books Tim Madigan has a New Atheist round-up.

There has been a plethora of books issued on the topic of the New Atheism, pro and con. In addition to the bestselling titles by Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens, the so-called ‘Four Horsemen of Atheism’ referred to in previous articles, here are some recent books that add to the discussion.