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Atheism (Brief Insight)

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Publisher Comments:

Is a life without religion one without values or purpose? Julian Baggini emphatically says no. He sets out to dispel the myths surrounding atheism and to show how it can be both a meaningful and moral choice. He directly confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the twentieth century, and presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much on reasoned and positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.

Book News Annotation:

Well-reasoned and non-confrontational, this book responds to the classical arguments against atheism and explores how ethics and meaning can arise in a world without a supreme being. A brief chapter on history and atheism reassess the role religion (or lack thereof) played in the fascist regimes of Germany, Spain, and Italy, and in the communism of the Soviet Union. Includes a brief index and suggestions for further reading. For the general reader with an intellectual bent. Originally published in 2003 by Oxford University Press. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Atheism 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. 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, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.

About the Author

Julian Baggini is editor of Philosophers Magazine and the author of several books on philosophy. He has also written for a variety of newspapers and journals, including the Guardian, the Independent, and New Humanist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402768828
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Atheism
Author:
Baggini, Julian
Subject:
SELF IMPROVEMENT - SELF IMPROV TRD PB
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY - HISTORY BIOG TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Brief Insights
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in

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Humanities » Philosophy » Atheism and Humanism

Atheism (Brief Insight)
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"Synopsis" by , Atheism 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. 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, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.
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