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Atheism : a very short introduction

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Very short introductions, 99.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. 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, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Baggini
ISBN: 9780192804242 0192804243
OCLC Number: 52972452
Description: 119 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of illustrations --
1: What is atheism? --
2: Case for atheism --
3: Atheist ethics --
4: Meaning and purpose --
5: Atheism in history --
6: Against religion? --
Conclusion --
References and further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 99.
Responsibility: Julian Baggini.
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