Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction
What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction. He sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. What emerges is a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges some preconceptions and assumptions among both believers and non-atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Review: Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)User Review - Goodreads
Overall an engaging and clear overview of agnosticism. My favourite point in particular was that of the value and importance of uncertainty in life.
Review: Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)User Review - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads
This book explores the reasons for choosing agnosticism as a philosophy separate from theism or atheism. It's interesting for its willingness to take agnosticism on its own terms as opposed to treating it as simply a way station between theism and atheism. Read full review