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Atheism : a reader

Author: S T Joshi
Publisher: New York : Prometheus Books, 2000.
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An anthology of writings on atheism, agnosticism, and skepticism by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atheism.
New York : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)606407707
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S T Joshi
ISBN: 1573928550 9781573928557
OCLC Number: 44627030
Description: 346 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: PART 1: Some overviews. Agnosticism (1889) / Thomas Henry Huxley --
An agnostic's apology (1876) / Leslie Stephen --
The philosophy of atheism (1916) / Emma Goldman --
Why I am an unbeliever (1926) / Carl Van Doren --
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PART 2: The existence of God. A refutation of deism (1814) / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
What is religion? (1899) / Robert G. Ingersoll --
Is there a God? (1952) / Bertrand Russell --
The claims of theology (1973) / A. J. Ayer --
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PART 3: The immortality myth. On the nature of things (ca. 60 B.C.E.) / Lucretius --
Immortality (1868-70) / John Stuart Mill --
Can we survive our own deaths? (1993) / Anthony Flew --
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PART 4: The nature of religious belief. The natural history of religion (1757) / David Hume --
Evangelical teaching (1855) / George Eliot --
Humanity's gain from unbelief (1889) / Charles Bradlaugh --
Miracle (1895) / Anatole France --
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PART 5: Religion and science. Autobiography (1876) / Charles Darwin --
The Antichrist (1888) / Friedrich Nietzsche --
On the Scopes Trial (1925) / H. L. Mencken --
The demon-haunted world (1995) / Carl Sagan --
--
PART 6: Religion and ethics. The system of nature (1770) / Paul-Henri Thiry, baron d'Holbach --
The age of reason (1796) / Thomas Paine --
A letter on religion (1918) / H. P. Lovecraft --
The faith of a heretic (1961) / Walter Kaufmann --
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PART 7: Religion and the state. Theologico-political treatise (1670) / Benedict de Spinoza --
The spirit of rationalism in Europe (1865) / W. E. H. Lecky --
God in the Constitution (1890) / Robert G. Ingersoll --
The Lord's Day Alliance (1928) / Clarence Darrow --
Monotheism and its discontents (1992) / Gore Vidal --
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PART 8: Religion and society. The Christian church and woman (1885) / Elizabeth Cady Stanton --
The priest and the child (1895?) / J. M. Robertson --
Religion and sex (1919) / Chapman Cohen.
Responsibility: edited by S.T. Joshi.

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