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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What I love the most about this book,Is the Author’s approach on the famous Philosophical arguments that tend to support atheism,like Meaning of life or Morality,because wasn’t your daily typical answers that average atheist would have given you Also the author presented a brilliant argument about the differences between Secularism and Atheistic States and reason why the argument of the atrocities committed by Nazi,Stalin,Mao or Pol Pot don’t fit int Brilliant!!!

The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion. Review quote introdutcion and readable We cannot be sure of anything, save perhaps for the fact of our own existence. In Defense of Atheism. By the end of the book I was bored and ready to move on to something else. What’s It All About? Julian Baggini, author of Atheism: A well writing book and I look forward to introductiln other books in this series.

Open Preview See a Problem? They have made up their mind and there is no going back to reevaluate now. The Number of Gods in Philosophy vdry Religion. Sign in to use this feature. Atheism is the absence of belief that God, and other deities, exist. Science Logic and Mathematics. Jonathan Morgan – – Zygon 48 1: He views the closed and reactionary world of militant atheist to be just as harmful as religious fundamentalism even if he does have some sympathy for their goals.


It also shows that despite the etymology of the term, atheism does not rely on any religion to exist. Chapter 6 brings together many nagging issues that bothered me as I read the rest of the book.

Baggini also takes an interesting stand against militant atheism. He was awarded his Ph. A Very Short Introduction.

But I thought that I might get a better understanding of how and why an atheist thinks the way that they do. Public Health and Epidemiology. Legal System and Practice. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the twentieth century.

The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Social and Cultural Anthropology: The second chapter attempts to dismiss many of the arguments against atheism. Atheism and Agnosticism in Philosophy of Religion. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

The ultimate point of the chapter is that while atheists might not have explanations for everything, they base their conclusion in evidence, and for all examples of emergent explanations for unexplained things, we see natural explanations rather than supernatural ones.

What is atheism 2. Those moral codes passed down from religion seem to me to be the ones that are least likely to be held to take for example all the amorality of many on the Christian right with respect to basic human rights. I bet he loves them better sauteed in butter and garnished with parsley. A Very Short Introduction.

Merold Westphal – – Faith and Philosophy 4 1: Baggini write this perfectly. One thing that did bother me was the dispersion of pictures throughout the book to illustrate his ideas for example, a picture of Albert Camus when referencing him that ultimately just felt clutterin This was really something. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. A Very Short Introduction.


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How much do you know about this belief system? What did you do, son?

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. You know I have bahgini iPad, and that stuff is only three clicks away.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Oct 07, Moa Rosenqvist rated it really liked it. A Very Short Introduction J. A lot of it has to do with the accident of birth — where you were born and when you were born. Visions of Religion Stephen S. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

As a follower of Christ, I think, the book is well-written. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token intfoduction information about how to register your code.

Jul 22, Andrew marked it as to-read Shelves: More frightening to me is the theist belief that we behave ethically in fear of punish in this life or the next.

Return to Book Page. My ability to still carry myself independently on a daily basis is proof against this claim. If you cant be sure, don’t have an opinion.

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