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Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 99

By: Julian Baggini (Author)

119 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2003 | #143543 | ISBN: 0192804243
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Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized 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.

"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


Contents

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

Further Reading


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