Atheism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Julian BagginiAtheism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

byJulian Baggini

Paperback | January 19, 2004

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Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life withoutreligious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.

About The Author

Julian Baggini is editor and co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. He is the author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines and New British Philosophy: The Interviews (with Jeremy Stangroom). He has also written for newspapers, magazines and academic journals.

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Title:Atheism: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.33 inPublished:January 19, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804243

ISBN - 13:9780192804242

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Table of Contents

1. What is atheism2. The case for atheism3. Atheist ethics4. Purpose5. History6. Against Religion7. ConclusionFurther Reading

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`lively and readable...ideal for a popular audience...his very short introduction, which packs into a hundred pages a wealth of insight and argument, is itself a wonderful commitment to the rational thought which he defends'Richard Norman, New Humanist