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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Oct 1, 2009 - Religion - 179 pages
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Is a life without religion one without values or purpose? Julian Baggini emphatically says no. He sets out to dispel the myths surrounding atheism and to show how it can be both a meaningful and moral choice. He directly confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the twentieth century, and presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much on reasoned and positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.


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User Review  - br0k3nglass - LibraryThing

A very concise explanation of atheism. The author attempts to move beyond the simple "disbelief in god" stance and into what might be called the "average atheist world view". No doubt many atheists ... Read full review

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User Review  - rybeewoods - LibraryThing

Written by a knowledgable atheist. It was an easy read, it was a good learning tool, and it was a good argument for atheism (as good as one can expect). Read full review


ONE What s Atheism? i
THREE Atheist Ethics
FOUR Meaning and Purpose
FIVE Atheism in History
SIX Against Religion?
SEVEN Conclusion

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Julian Baggini is editor of Philosopher’s Magazine and the author of several books on philosophy. He has also written for a variety of newspapers and journals, including the Guardian, the Independent, and New Humanist.

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