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Atheism : what everyone needs to know

Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject. Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse
ISBN: 9780199334582 0199334587 9780199334599 0199334595
OCLC Number: 881064427
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: From the Greeks to the Enlightenment --
From the Enlightenment to the present --
Statistics --
God and humans --
Belief --
The matter of science --
Questions for the Christian --
Are there good reasons to believe? --
Alternative religions --
Naturalistic explanations --
Is religion evil? --
The meaningful life.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Michael Ruse.

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Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know provides a balanced look at the topic, considering atheism historically, philosophically, theologically, sociologically and psychologically.  Read more...

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