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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Atheism
Author: Martin, Michael (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521842709
Volumes: 1; Pages: 352
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In this volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.ContentsPart I. Background1. Atheism in antiquity Jan Bremmer2. Atheism in modern history Gavin Hyman3. Atheism: contemporary rates and contemporary patterns Phil ZuckermanPart II. The Case Against Theism4. Theistic critiques of atheism William Lane Craig5. The failure of classical theistic arguments Richard Gale6. Some contemporary theistic arguments Keith Parsons7. Naturalism and physicalism Evans Fales8. Atheism and evolution Daniel Dennett9. The autonomy of ethics David Brink10. The argument from evil Andrea Weisberger11. Kalam Cosmological argument for atheism Quentin Smith12. Impossibility arguments Patrick GrimPart III. Implications13. Atheism and religion Michael Martin14. Feminism and atheism Christine Overall15. Atheism and the freedom of religion Steven Gey16. Atheism, a theology and the postmodern condition John Caputo17. Anthropological theories of religion Stewart Guthrie18. Atheists: a psychological profile Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi.