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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Jul 12, Hairuo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meaning and purpose 5. In my opinion it is entirely possible to isolate your agnosticism to just this topic.

The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion. To ask other baggiini questions about Atheismplease sign up. At the end, there is a helpful and extensive reading list with with a lot of suggestions, so I may pick up one of those.

Apr 13, Irakli Kavtaradze rated it it was amazing. A very short introduction but it thoroughly covers the subject without neither hasty description nor tedious discussion. 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 cluttering and distracting for me.


Baggini admits “I have a strong feeling that my arguments atheisj powerless in the face of a strong desire for or belief in life after death.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini

As a follower of Christ, I think, the book is well-written. The ultimate point of the chapter is introductioj while atheists might not have explanations for everything, they base their conclusion in evidence, and for all examples of emergent explanations for unexplained things, we see natural explanations rather than supernatural ones.

I’m a card carrying atheist, so it should come as no surprise that I feel validated by a book that sketches out well-reasoned responses to the most common objections to atheism. Zachary Manis – – Journal of Baggink Ethics 39 3: However, that doesn’t make me indecisive on everything. A Very Short Introduction.

Do you think of atheists as immoral pessimists who live their lives without bagggini, purpose, or values? In addition Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience.

Atheism is the absence of belief that God, and other deities, exist. Robin Le Poidevin – – Routledge.

This strikes me as deeply wrong. For questions on access bagginni troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. Author Julian Baggini introduces ‘Atheism: It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century.

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Ebook This title is available as an ebook. The other issue is that a life without God is a life without purpose. Earth Sciences and Geography. Useful positive look at why to be an Atheist. A well writing book and I look forward to reading other books in this series. The next two chapters address two of the most common attacks juliam atheism that one hears from the religious.

Academic Skip to main content. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of First we have the nature of God as an explanation. The case for atheism 3. Julian Baggini is editor and co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine.

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

As such this or so page introduction manages to be quite an informative read. It felt as though I was reading a book for other atheists, imtroduction I was eavesdropping on a conversation I was not invited to. My only criticsm as someone who generally identifies as Agnostic is Bagginis dismissal of the stance.