Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press, Jun 26, 2003 - Philosophy - 119 pages
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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. 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: Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #99)

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The more books I read from the 'A Very Short Introduction' series, the more I like this idea. Baggini's book on Atheism is no exception. It is a popularly written argument for the truth of atheism ... Read full review

Review: Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #99)

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Going into this book, I honestly wasn't expecting anything that I haven't seen before in other books on atheism. But I was pleasantly surprised to find a more philosophical approach that focused less ... Read full review

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Julian Baggini is editor and co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. He is the author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines and New British Philosophy: The Interviews (with Jeremy Stangroom). He has also written for newspapers, magazines and academic journals.

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