A Short History of Atheism

Written By Gavin Hyman
A Short History of Atheism
  • Publsiher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 30 September 2010
  • ISBN : 0857718312
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A Short History of Atheism written by Gavin Hyman which was release on 30 September 2010, this book published by Bloomsbury Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted widespread discussion in the media. The ubiquity of public debates about atheism, especially in conscious opposition to the perceived social threat posed by faith and religion, has been startling. However, as Gavin Hyman points out, despite their prevalence and popularity, what often characterises these debates is a lack of nuance and sophistication. They can be shrill, ignorant of the historical complexity of debates about belief, and tend to lapse into caricature. What is needed is a clear and well informed presentation of how atheistic ideas originated and developed, in order to illuminate their contemporary relevance and application. That task is what the author undertakes here. Exploring the rise of atheism as an explicit philosophical position (notably in the work of Denis Diderot), Hyman traces its development in the later ideas of Descartes, Locke and Berkeley. Drawing also on the work of contemporary scholars like Amos Funkenstein and Michael J Buckley, the author shows that, since in recent theology the concept of God which atheists negate is changing, the triumph of its advocates may not be quite as unequivocal as Hitchens and Dawkins would have us believe.

A Short History of Atheism

A Short History of Atheism
  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted widespread discussion in the media. The ubiquity of public debates about atheism, especially ...

Ateizmin k sa tarihi

Ateizmin k  sa tarihi
  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Western Atheism

Western Atheism
  • Author : James Thrower
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 157
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A Short History of Atheism electronic Resource

A Short History of Atheism  electronic Resource
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 212
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A Short History of Freethought

A Short History of Freethought
  • Author : John M. Robertson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Total pages : 564
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A Short History of Western Atheism

A Short History of Western Atheism
  • Author : James Thrower
  • Publisher : London : Pemberton Books
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Total pages : 143
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The Cambridge History of Atheism

The Cambridge History of Atheism
  • Author : Stephen Sebastian Bullivant,Michael Ruse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : "This short note will look at the history of Greek atheos and words ultimately derived from it (or in some cases modelled on it) in Greek, Latin, English, and a selection of other modern vernacular languages of Western Europe.1 It will concentrate primarily on when each of these words first ...

Traversing the Middle

Traversing the Middle
  • Author : Gavin Hyman
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : In recent philosophy, theology, and critical theory, postmodern thought has been much criticized on specifically ethical and political grounds. In particular, it has been argued that postmodernism has induced passivity and is impotent in the face of the challenges presented by the hegemonic global market. In response numerous thinkers have ...

Atheism A Very Short Introduction

Atheism  A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Julian Baggini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-26
  • Total pages : 119
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : Do you think of atheists as immoral pessimists who live their lives without meaning, purpose, or values? Think again! Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral....

The Cambridge History of Atheism

The Cambridge History of Atheism
  • Author : Stephen Sebastian Bullivant,Michael Ruse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : "This short note will look at the history of Greek atheos and words ultimately derived from it (or in some cases modelled on it) in Greek, Latin, English, and a selection of other modern vernacular languages of Western Europe.1 It will concentrate primarily on when each of these words first ...

A Short History of German Philosophy

A Short History of German Philosophy
  • Author : Vittorio Hösle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hösle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science, from the Middle Ages to today. A Short History of German Philosophy addresses the ...

Adieu to God

Adieu to God
  • Author : Mick Power
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Total pages : 201
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using ...

Atheism for Beginners

Atheism for Beginners
  • Author : Michael Palmer
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : 'Hurray for Michael Palmer!' is how Michael Martin, the distinguished American philosopher, greeted Palmer's The Atheist's Primer (Lutterworth, 2012). Atheism for Beginners, by providing a 'coursebook for schools and colleges,' differs from its predecessor in being designed specifically for teachers and their students. Yet, although different in focus and ...

Challenging the New Atheism

Challenging the New Atheism
  • Author : Aaron Pratt Shepherd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : This book presents a pragmatic response to arguments against religion made by the New Atheism movement. The author argues that analytic and empirical philosophies of religion—the mainstream approaches in contemporary philosophy of religion—are methodologically unequipped to address the “Threefold Challenge” made by popular New Atheist thinkers such as ...

The New Atheism Myth and History

The New Atheism  Myth  and History
  • Author : Nathan Johnstone
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-11
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 0857718312
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Summary : This book examines the misuse of history in New Atheism and militant anti-religion. It looks at how episodes such as the Witch-hunt, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust are mythologized to present religion as inescapably prone to violence and discrimination, whilst the darker side of atheist history, such as its involvement ...