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Atheism : A Very Short Introduction - Julian Baggini


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 28th August 2003
ISBN: 9780192804242
Number Of Pages: 136

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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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`lively and readable...ideal for a popular audience...his very short introduction, which packs into a hundred pages a wealth of insight and argument, is itself a wonderful commitment to the rational thought which he defends' Richard Norman, New Humanist

1: What is atheism 2: The case for atheism 3: Atheist ethics 4: Purpose 5: History 6: Against Religion 7: Conclusion Further Reading

ISBN: 9780192804242
ISBN-10: 0192804243
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 28th August 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11

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