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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It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. You know those rides at the amusement park with the little measurements beside the gate, and the inttroduction reading “You must be this tall to ride”?

The seed doesn’t fall far from the tree, as the old saying goes. In my opinion it is entirely possible to isolate your agnosticism to just this topic. Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. What is atheism 2.

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! Open Preview See a Problem? Science Logic and Mathematics. I would argue that leading a fulfilling life with a suspension of belief is perhaps greater proof that we need not make bold claims toward such gargantuan topics. A quick and easy read for anybody interested in atheism, believers and nonbelievers alike.


As such, my idea of the ‘New Atheist’ movement has been shaky to say the least. The case for atheism 3. He even dedicates a subsection of the book to ‘Militant Atheism’, which he personally takes distrust to. The “Grammar” of Sacrifice Naphtali S. It would be too dangerou This book provides a brief outline of the naturalistic outlook of atheists.

Julian Baggini, Atheism: A Very Short Introduction – PhilPapers

These are factor over which no one has any choice. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Aug 12, Eric Lopez rated it really liked it. He is the author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: Great Introduction to Atheism For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction – Julian Baggini – Oxford University Press

Baggini also takes an interesting stand against militant atheism. Will add more comments after I finish it. Both positions incompatible with atheism. Kierkegaard and Evans on the Problem of Abraham.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

This book also touches on fundamental philosophical issues such as meaning in life etc. Jun 02, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: He views the closed and reactionary world shorrt militant atheist to be just as harmful as religious fundamentalism even if he does have some sympathy for their goals.

Meaning and purpose 5. He was awarded his Ph. Atheism and Agnosticism in Philosophy of Religion. He is verry author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak.


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The second chapter attempts to dismiss many of the arguments against atheism. He has also written for newspapers, magazines and academic journals.

Baggini provides similar dismissals of ontological and teleological arguments for religion, but at the heart of the chapter is an acknowledgement the greatest conceptual divide between Atheists and theists: They have made up their mind and there is no going back to reevaluate now.

Atheism in history 6. Despite not naming names like I just did, Baggini critiques this militancy regardless. Jul 12, Hairuo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Concise, simple arguments about atheism’s virtues and the logical fallacies associated with faith.

References and further reading. I suspect this chapter will be a hard slog for any non-academic. A good, quick read.

Sep 29, Mitch Flitcroft rated it it was amazing. Sign in Create an account. Against Religion ; 7. But that all might be lies, just like the stuff about the moon landings in ontroduction The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.