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The Original Atheists: First Thoughts on Nonbelief

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This is the first anthology ever published to feature the writings of leading eighteenth-century thinkers on the subjects of atheism, religion, freethought, and secularism.

Editor S. T. Joshi has compiled notable essays by writers from Germany, France, England, and early America. The contributors include Denis Diderot (a principal author of the multivolume French Encyclopédie), Baron d'Holbach (System of Nature, 1770), Voltaire (Philosophical Dictionary), David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ethan Allen, Thomas Paine, and other lesser-known thinkers.

     With a comprehensive introduction providing the intellectual and cultural context of the essays, this outstanding compilation will be of interest to students of philosophy, religious studies, and eighteenth-century intellectual history. 

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S. T. Joshi is a freelance writer, a scholar, and an editor. He is the author of The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism, and he is the editor of Atheism: A Reader; The Agnostic Reader; God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are WrongH. L. Mencken on ReligionDocuments of American Prejudice; In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice against Women; and What Is Man? And Other Irreverent Essays. He is also editor of the American Rationalist

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616148416
Author:
Joshi, S. T.
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8.97 x 5.99 x 0.66 in 0.68 lb

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"Synopsis" by , S. T. Joshi is a freelance writer, a scholar, and an editor. He is the author of The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism, and he is the editor of Atheism: A Reader; The Agnostic Reader; God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are WrongH. L. Mencken on ReligionDocuments of American Prejudice; In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice against Women; and What Is Man? And Other Irreverent Essays. He is also editor of the American Rationalist
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