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: 173
  • 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.

    Atheism vs Theism Debates I disagree about the Tabash debate Tabash never defended secular humanism, as he was required to do, while Craig answered all of Tabash s arguments and counterarguments against Christianity in addition to critiquing secular humanism. Atheism Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities Less broadly, atheism is the rejection of belief that any deities exist In an even narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Antitheism Opposition to theism The Oxford English Dictionary defines antitheist as One opposed to belief in the existence of a god The earliest citation given for this meaning dates from Antitheism has been adopted as a label by those who regard theism as dangerous, destructive, or encouraging of harmful behavior.Christopher Hitchens offers an example of this approach in Letters to a Young Atheism Conservapedia Atheism, as defined by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and other philosophy reference works, is the denial of the existence of God Paul Edwards, who was a prominent atheist and editor of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, defined an atheist as a person who maintains that there is no God. Beginning in the latter portion of the th century and Key Differences Between Atheism and Agnosticism The words atheist and agnostic conjure up a number of different perceptions and meanings When it comes to questioning the existence of gods, the subject is a tricky one that is often misunderstood Atheism is about belief or, specifically, what you don t believe An atheist doesn t believe in any What Is Religion and the Problem of Defining Religion Many say the etymology of religion lies with the Latin word religare, which means to tie, to bind.This seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps explain the power religion has to bind a person to a community, culture, course of action, ideology, etc. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism Oxford The handbook contains essays pages each edited and written by expert researchers on atheism Few essays feel incomplete e.g philosophical essays , but the quality is excellent. Without God, life is still meaningful Opinion CNN Jan , Atheists are accused of having no source of meaning in their lives, but it is popular Christian theology that saps the meaning from our daily experiences. Great Myths About Atheism st Edition Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. Is Atheism a Religion Strange Notions At first, the claim that atheism is a religion might sound ridiculous It certainly can be a surprising claim And it s one that many people, including western atheists, might initially dismiss out of hand But there s to the story here There is a case to be made that, in a very re

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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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