The Cambridge Companion to Atheism

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Michael Martin
Cambridge University Press, 2007 - Philosophy - 331 pages
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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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Review: The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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Surprisingly some of the essays had quite a low level of argumentation. I would say even naive. After hundreds years of debate I had expected much better arguments than the ones depicted in this book ... Read full review

Review: The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

User Review  - Billie Pritchett - Goodreads

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism is a compendium of articles on atheism, ranging from discussions of atheism in the ancient, classical modern, and contemporary periods; arguments for atheism ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

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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