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The authors in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism refuse to treat the issue as if it were a high school debate . Their reasoning for the most part is rigorous and civil.

The authors in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism refuse to treat the issue as if it were a high school debate, however.

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy). This Companion to Atheism is in the first place a companion to the philosophical background of atheism. atheism and theism; connections of atheism to The Cambridge Companion to Atheism is a compendium of articles on atheism, ranging from discussions of atheism in the ancient, classical modern, and contemporary periods; arguments for atheism; arguments against atheism; rebuttals to arguments against atheism; assumptions of atheism, including interpretations of the world as natural and physical; explanations of evolutionary theory as an alternative to.

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These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Michael Martin In this 2007 volume, eighteen of th. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

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If we want to understand atheism, The Cambridge Companion to Atheism - a collection of essays . Michael Martin is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Boston University

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I read this book for a graduate seminar on philosophy of art. Robert J. Dostal's "Cambridge Companion to Gadamer" is an excellent collection of essays that serve as guides to reading Hans-Georg Gadamer's "magnum. Dostal's "Cambridge Companion to Gadamer" is an excellent collection of essays that serve as guides to reading Hans-Georg Gadamer's "magnum opus" "Truth and Method," which is a seminal work not just for the field of the philosophy of art, but also for epistemology, ontology, teleology, history, and the social sciences. If our "as" is "practical usefulness" then we approach it accordingly. For example, a botanist wants to understand what makes a tree a tree, a carpenter sees a tree as a source of lumber.

In this 2007 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.

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Zololmaran
This is a very assortment of essays by highly qualified professors of philosophy and other fields. Some of the essays are difficult to understand and need to be red twice or three times. I specially liked what Daniel Dennett (Atheism and Evolution) and Michael Martin (Atheism and Religion); two deep areas written in simple way.
The book talked about the relation of feminism and atheism from the point of view of Christine Overall and showed that women should adopt the stand against religion because religion did the most damage to women. Unfortunately statistics shows that the majority of atheists are men.
Benjamin Beit-Hallami in his essay Atheists' Psychological Profile proved that they are smarter, thinkers, reasonable, brights, tolerant, law abiding, morals and in short they are good to have as neighbors. I highly recommend this book and deserves top rating.
Domarivip
Many Atheists or those curious about Atheism have read books by the "four horsemen" of the so-called "New Atheism," and while those are entertaining, there is nothing in those books on the same level as what is found in this book. Of course, nothing in any of the books actually prove there is no god, but the burden of proof is not on those that do not believe an exceptional claim, but on those that make the exceptional claim. Most people would agree that the existence of an all-powerful god would be quite exceptional, presumably far more than dragons or unicorns . . . or even Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster.

Not all of the essays are philosophical arguments for or against a god, but that takes up the majority of the book. The essay by Zuckerman on statistics of the religious or nonreligious is an enlightening and thoughtful essay that provides much food for thought, just based on the numbers. One of the essays is by William Lane Craig, the premier theist philosopher that debates all the persons that express thoughts on the side of doubt, and that essay may be enlightening to those that are not familiar with Craig or theistic arguments for a god. In my opinion, having read this essay as well as his arguments in debates (even while I was a theist), his arguments are embarrassingly inadequate to convince anyone that has the slightest grasp on reason and logic.

If one is interested in reading a higher level of theistic or atheistic discourse, this book covers many areas and introduces many ideas in a scholarly form. As a compilation of scholarly essays, this is for the more serious thinker, while being accessible to those that are not currently familiar with the philosophy in question. This book undoubtedly deserves five stars.
Weetont
The theism/atheism dialogue in recent years generates a good deal more heat than light. Too frequently, champions of either position seem to think that polemics trumps rational analysis. The authors in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism refuse to treat the issue as if it were a high school debate, however. Their reasoning for the most part is rigorous and civil. That's why the collection, edited by philosopher Michael Martin (a long-time and distinguished advocate of atheism), is a genuine contribution to the conversation.

An earlier reviewer has given an good summation of the collection's contents. I would add that the essays tend to be a bit uneven in quality. Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi's "Atheists: A Psychological Profile," for example, curiously appeals to quite dated data. Christine Overall's claim that a consistent regard for liberation demands that feminists also be atheists strikes me as underdetermined. Patrick Grim's essay on impossibility arguments is solidly argued, but is impenetrable for anyone without a hefty course of logic under their belts.

On the other hand, Quentin Smith's reductio of the kalam cosmological argument is an exceptionally strong piece, and Evan Fales does a good job in a short amount of space of summarizing the naturalistic/physicalist foundation of atheism (at least atheism in the Anglo-American tradition). But perhaps the most intriguing--and important--essay in the entire collection is Gavin Hyman's "Atheism in Modern History." One of Hyman's main points is that both theism and atheism may in fact be more products of modernity than either believers or nonbelievers recognize. This is an important observation, because both theists and atheists tend to be unhistorical, thereby totalizing their claims.

All in all, a strong collection, although it's too bad that editorial modesty inhibited Michael Martin from contributing an essay. Anyone looking for rigorous analysis of atheism should focus on this volume or The Impossibility of God, also edited by Martin, and give more popular but polemical collections--such as Christopher Hedges' The Portable Atheist--a miss.
Virtual
Plenty of interesting ideas but I found some places bogged down in symbolic logic which makes it difficult for the layman. Still worth the read though.
Enditaling
The first two chapters, histories of atheism, are boring and not very illuminating. Chapter 5, refutations of classical theistic arguments, is as clear as mud. Chapter 6, refutations of theistic arguments of Plantinga and Swinburne, is masterfully and concisely written by Parsons. Chapter 7, on naturalism, tries to cover so many concepts so briefly that it winds up being superficial. Daniel Dennett's chapter on evolution is uncharacteristically lucid (for him). Chapter 9 is a well-written argument that religion has no good role to play in ethics. The essay on the atheist kalam cosmological argument is incomprehensible to me. Following that are several boring chapters, then chapter 16 on postmodernism, which consists of confusing verbiage.
Doukree
I found it disappointing articles were too tendentious not persuasive
The Cambridge Companion to Atheism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) download epub
Atheism
Author: Michael Martin
ISBN: 0521842700
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Atheism
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2006)
Pages: 352 pages