The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Google eBook)

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Michael Martin
Cambridge University Press, Oct 30, 2006 - Religion
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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.
  

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User Review  - John Alexander - Goodreads

One of the best compilations about atheism; written by scholars of a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. Read full review

Review: The Cambridge Companion to Atheism

User Review  - Riikka - Goodreads

The most interesting parts of the book for me were those that dealt with evolution, the number of atheists in different countries and especially, the psychological profile of atheists. Read full review

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Contents

1 Atheism in Antiquity
11
2 Atheism in Modern History
27
3 Atheism
47
4 Theistic Critiques of Atheism
69
5 The Failure of Classical
86
6 Some Contemporary Theistic
102
7 Naturalism and Physicalism
118
8 Atheism and Evolution
135
10 The Argument from Evil
166
11 Kalam Cosmological Arguments
182
12 Impossibility Arguments
199
13 Atheism and Religion
217
14 Feminism and Atheism
233
15 Atheism and the Freedom of Religion
250
16 Atheism Atheology and
267
17 Anthropological Theories of Religion
283

9 The Autonomy of Ethics
149
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About the author (2006)

Michael Martin is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Boston University. He is the author of over 150 articles and reviews as well as several books including Atheism, Morality and Meaning, The Impossibilty of God with Ricki Monnier and Atheism: A Philosophical Justification.

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