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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So I look forward to continuing my journey in understanding this topic, seeing as with each book I read on the subject, more questions are raised in my head upon completion, than before I started said text. Looking for beautiful books? These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. As an intellectual I find this kind of anti-intellectualism just a bit disgusting, but it is the source of one of the biggest problems with this book. Perhaps a good way of evaluating your own independence of mind is to compare your worldview with that of your father’s.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

Paperbackpages. Concise, simple arguments about atheism’s virtues and the logical fallacies associated with faith.

It is very well organized, with a humble tone, and without any lecturing.

He even dedicates a subsection of the book to ‘Militant Atheism’, which he personally takes distrust to. Human Rights and Immigration. Jul 31, Riikka rated it it was amazing. The first chapter locates atheism within the philosophical traditions of naturalism and shotr. A well writing book and I look forward to reading other books in this series. In addition Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience.


A Very Short Introduction, is mainly because the stance seems to be headed by some pretty dogmatic individuals as of julain. What I love the most about this book,Is the Author’s atheixm on the famous Philosophical arguments that tend to support atheism,like Meaning of life or Morality,because wasn’t your daily typical answers that average atheist would have given you Also the author presented a brilliant argument about the differences between Juliian and Atheistic States and reason why the argument of the atrocities committed by Nazi,Stalin,Mao or Pol Pot don’t fit int Brilliant!!!

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Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Just a moment while we sign you in baggnii your Goodreads account. A Very Short Introduction J. He puts forward an argument that follows: There is so much ill will, introducyion ignorance and straw man caricatures when religious people try to discuss atheism, that I’ve pretty much stopped engaging in discussions unless people can prove a minimal baseline of You know those rides at the amusement park with the little measurements beside the gate, and the sign reading “You must be this tall to ride”?

Not believing in organized religion is NOT not believing in God. This great book by the philosopher Julian Baggini is divided into these chapters: I only give five stars to books where every page is worth reading. I recommend for those who are looking for a hard case for atheism. So how do we know?

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Refresh and try again. Public Health and Epidemiology. 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.

Ellis – – Zygon 47 3: One thing that did bother me was the dispersion of pictures throughout the book to illustrate his ideas for example, a picture of Albert Camus when referencing him that ultimately just felt clutterin This was really something. This is definitely one of those books. 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.

Sep 25, Douglas Reedy rated it it was ok. Very Short Introductions My only advice before reading this is to read up on philosophy, especially rationalism, humanism, naturalism, etc.

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I can’t say it was a page-turner, but it was very well researched. To ask other readers questions about Atheismplease sign up. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century.