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, . Atheism: A Very Short Introduction. Julian Baggini. Abstract. Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a. Julian Baggini. ATHEISM. A Very Short Introduction. OXFORD. UNIVERSITY PRESS atheists looking for a systematic defence and explanation of their position.

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Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterised by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. It also shows that despite the etymology of the term, atheism does not rely on any religion to exist.

So if introudction are not justified in believing anything we are not sure of, we would have to suspend belief about everything. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The second chapter attempts to dismiss many of the arguments against atheism.

Baggini points out that religion is a “human construct that does not correspond to any bagggini reality. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Request removal from index. The Number of Gods in Philosophy of Religion. Here we did indeed have states like the USSR, which were programmatically atheist and simultaneously committed many acts of evil. A Very Short Introduction J.

A Very Short Introduction. Atheism is the absence of belief that God, and other deities, exist. I can’t say it was a page-turner, but it was very well researched. The case of totalitarian communism is far trickery.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books jklian Consider — what is faith? This book was more of just putting Christianity down. The reason I appreciate this particular aspect of Atheism: Common terms and phrases A. A balanced and succinct introduction to atheism.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction – Julian Baggini – Oxford University Press

To ask other readers questions about Atheismplease sign up. Added to PP index Total downloads 35of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? 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.

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience. Jun 01, Mel rated it it was amazing.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. We cannot be sure of anything, save perhaps for the fact of our own existence. Will add more comments after I finish it. All the European fascist movements were populated by people with either deep ties to conservative churches to to people with profound ties to supernaturalism.

If you have not read about Atheism, I’d recommend this introductory. Against Religion ; 7. I’ve always found this argument stunningly stupid, because while God might explain the existence of the universe, one is left with the even deep mystery of why god exists.

A dry read and not the easy to share with religious family introductiom type of book that I had originally hoped for but not bad overall.


Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

But I thought that I might get a better understanding of how and why an atheist thinks the way that they do. He argues that change can only come from open communication and understanding. Having said this, I am young and still very much behind in my understanding of this subject.

Arguments are concise, yet intriguing.

Apr 13, Irakli Kavtaradze rated it it shorrt amazing. I only give five stars to books where every page is worth reading. Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. Jul 31, Riikka rated it it was amazing. The company at that time had about employees.

This book also touches on fundamental philosophical issues such as meaning in life etc. In this way, atheists are forced to reason and construct their own moral codes, which means that they hold to them more exactly and more consistently.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. He is the author of several books on philosophy including Making Sense: I am giving the book 4 stars for substance, readability, and resources for future research, though I personally had a 2-star reading experience.