50 Great Myths About Atheism

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Wiley, Aug 12, 2013 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name.

  • An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious belief
  • Teaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argument
  • Objectively considers each myth on its merits
  • Includes a history of atheism and its advocates, an appendix detailing atheist organizations, and an extensive bibliography
  • Explains the differences between atheism and related concepts such as agnosticism and naturalism

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Russell Blackford is Conjoint Lecturer in the School ofHumanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle,Australia. A renowned philosopher, literary critic, author andcommentator on a range of topics including legal and politicalphilosophy, philosophy of religion, meta-ethics, and philosophicalbioethics, he is a prolific essayist and author whose works includeFreedom of Religion and the Secular State (Wiley-Blackwell,2012). Dr Blackford is editor-in-chief of the Journal ofEvolution and Technology.

Udo Schüklenk is Professor of Philosophy atQueen’s University, Canada, where he holds the OntarioResearch Chair in Bioethics. A renowned bioethicist, he is jointeditor-in-chief of the international journals Bioethics andDeveloping World Bioethics. A prolific author and editor, hehas produced 7 books and published more than 130 articles ininternational journals and anthologies, mostly on public healthethics, research ethics and end-of-life issues. He recentlychaired an international expert panel drafting a landmarkreport on end-of-life care on behalf of the Royal Society ofCanada.

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