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Atheism: The Basics

Graham Oppy

Atheism: The Basics

Graham Oppy

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Atheism: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to belief in the non-existence of deities. Atheism has long fascinated people but debate around this controversial position may seem daunting. In this lively and lucid book, Graham Oppy addresses the following important questions:* What does it mean to be an atheist?* What is the difference between atheism, agnosticism, theism and innocence?* How has atheism been distributed over time and place?* What does science tell us about atheism?* Are there good reasons to be an atheist?* Are there good reasons not to be an atheist?* What do we mean by `new atheism'? With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, the book considers key philosophical arguments around atheism, making this an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to the arguments between those who hold atheistic beliefs and those who do not.

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About "Atheism: The Basics"

Atheism: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to belief in the non-existence of deities. Atheism has long fascinated people but debate around this controversial position may seem daunting. In this lively and lucid book, Graham Oppy addresses the following important questions:* What does it mean to be an atheist?* What is the difference between atheism, agnosticism, theism and innocence?* How has atheism been distributed over time and place?* What does science tell us about atheism?* Are there good reasons to be an atheist?* Are there good reasons not to be an atheist?* What do we mean by `new atheism'? With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, the book considers key philosophical arguments around atheism, making this an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to the arguments between those who hold atheistic beliefs and those who do not.
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Meet the Author

Graham Oppy

Graham Oppy is Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of Ontological Arguments and Belief in God and the forthcoming Arguments about Gods, and has received fellowships from the Australian Research Council. He is associate editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and sits on the editorial boards of Philo, Religious Studies, and Sophia.

Table Of Contents

  • Hitching A Ride With Arthur Dentsetting The Record Straightsnapshots From Historyfacts And Figurescommon Complaintsreasons And Argumentson The Road Again What To Read Nextglossary Of Key Termsbibliographyindex

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  • Catalogue Code 525109
  • Product Code 9781138506961
  • ISBN 1138506966
  • EAN 9781138506961
  • Pages 182
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Sep 2018
  • Sales Rank #63294
  • Dimensions 197 x 133 mm
  • Weight 0.474kg

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