Atheism and Theism (Great Debates in Philosophy)

J.J.C. Smart J.J. Haldane

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Atheism and Theism (Great Debates in Philosophy)

Atheism and Theism Great Debates in Philosophy 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 phil

  • Title: Atheism and Theism (Great Debates in Philosophy)
  • Author: J.J.C. Smart J.J. Haldane
  • ISBN: 9780470792254
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 claIn 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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    1. Jennifer on said:

      I checked this book out of the library in the hope that it would provide good material for my introduction to philosophy of religion. It turned out to be pretty useless for that purpose, since it is a long and at times fairly advanced debate about metaphysics and ontology. Smart's argument is familiar enough: if you are a reductive materialist then it will seem highly implausible (if not metaphysically impossible) to you that God exists. True enough. Haldane's response is mostly to argue that re [...]

    2. Michael on said:

      Excellent introduction to the philosophical debate between Atheism and Theism. Both authors hold fairly reasonable philosophical world views and they do a good job of cutting away the poor arguments used in this area and getting to the more interesting ones. It is written for amateur philosophers (like myself), and they do a pretty good job (though not perfect) of explaining the jargon they use. They argue from different points of view that they actually believe to be true, so they (of course) m [...]

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