Review Why Atheism?
George H. Smith ☆ 8 Summary Why Atheism? Summary ✓ 8 Is it possible for the nonbeliever to lead a happy and meaningful lifeThis is one uestion George H Smith defender of reason and personal liberty and author of an influential contemporary classic on nonbelief seeks to answer in Why Atheism Smith reviews the historical roots of nonbelief going back to the ancient Greeks argues that philosophy can serve as an important alternative to religion and defends reason as the most reliable method humans have for establishing truth and conducting one. George Smith is one of those writers who is able to approach philosophy in a very un philosophical way which is a good thing His ability enables people who would otherwise miss out on some of the most important discussions that humanity can have Why Atheism Reads like a conversation to me straight forward to the point no nonsense This book is a follow up to The Case Against God Given the title of the first chapter Coming to Terms I would argue that this book is written for the person who has began to doubt their belief in God and religion in general A little less direct and harsh than his previous book Why Atheism Proceeds from a simple explanation of logical arguments for atheism to a small smattering of the history of atheism to some worn out arguments for the existence of God and how they do not work and ends with a section asking some irreverent uestions concerning God Highly recommended to people who have lost faith and have come to that point where they are uncomfortable accepting themselves as atheists but can no longer accept theological concepts
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George H. Smith ☆ 8 Summary Why Atheism? Summary ✓ 8 's lifeWhy Atheism tackles a wide range of subjects some of which have never been thoroughly analyzed from an atheistic point of view Beginning with the problem of atheism's credibility Smith points out the various ways in which religious opponents have sought to exclude atheism from serious consideration He also analyzes a number of classical philosophical issues such as the nature of knowledge and belief concluding that modern atheism is largely an unintended conseuence of the religious. this book discusses different philosophical arguments pertaining to the existence of God and atheism It was really interesting learning about philosophers such as Hume Hobbes Descartes Spinoza etc And reading about their different argumentsit made me wish I d taken philosophy courses in college This is really interesting stuffGeorge H. Smith ☆ 8 Summary
George H. Smith ☆ 8 Summary Why Atheism? Summary ✓ 8 Diversity brought about by the Protestant ReformationTwo chapters are devoted to ethics one focusing on the ethics of belief with particular attention given to the views of Thomas Auinas and John Locke Other chapters discuss the persecution of religious dissenters and the features of an ethical system without belief in God Smith's characteristic lucidity analytical rigor and wit make Why Atheism an accessible and enjoyable guide to living a positive life without belief in a supreme being. A lot of interesting thoughts in here but the 17th century philosophy could have been streamlined a bit
- Why Atheism?
- George H. Smith
- 08 October 2020