Atheism and Theism

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Wiley, Dec 13, 2002 - Philosophy - 288 pages
In this book two philosophers, each committed to unambiguous versions of belief and disbelief, debate the central issues of atheism and theism.

  • Considers one of the oldest and most widely disputed philosophical questions: is there a God?
  • Presents the atheism/theism issue in the form of philosophical debate between two highly regarded scholars, widely praised for the clarity and verve of their work.
  • This second edition contains new essays by each philosopher, responding to criticisms and building on their previous work.

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About the author (2002)

J. J. C. Smart is Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He is the author of many books, including Philosophy and Scientific Realism, Ethics, Persuasion and Truth and (with Bernard Williams) Utilitarianism: For and Against. J. J. Haldane is Professor of Philosophy in the University of St Andrews and Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. He recently held the Royden Davis Chair in Humanities at Georgetown University. He has published widely in metaphysics, philosophy of mind and social philosophy. He is co-editor of several volumes and author of The Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion (2003).

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