Western Atheism: A Short History
Illustrates the leading issues separating the theist from the atheist and agnostic. Thrower discusses atheism as a reaction to belief in a world stripped of the divine, where reason, science, and humanity's endless search for knowledge may flourish.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The premise of this book is that there haven't been books written giving a history of atheism. Though possibly true at the time this book was written, it certainly is not true now. There have been several recent books on the topic, including Doubt and Freethinkers, both of which are more entertaining and more comprehensive. Overall, not bad, but not a must read.
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I do not know enough about the author to determine whether or not he himself is an atheist (Promotheus Publishing is known for such), but this exposition of secular thought is really good. I enjoyed it. He also deals nicely with the accusation that the early Ionian Philosophers were naturalists.
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The Socratic Period
The Hellenistic Age
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