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Atheism: A Philosophical Justification
     

Atheism: A Philosophical Justification

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by Michael Martin
 

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ISBN-13:
9780877226420
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Pages:
254
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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Atheism; A Philosophical Justification 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Dr. Martin's book is a powerful and thorough engagement of the spectrum of arguments for existence of god. He begins by asking whether religious language is even meaningful; if it is not, then the discussion can stop right there. Even if such language is meaningful and coherent (and there is no conclusive reason to believe it is), then he argues first for 'negative atheism,' that is, the position that there is no good evidence for god. He takes on both traditional and contemporary arguments, and in a combination of linguistic analysis and symbolic logic shows that negative atheism is a viable position. Then he goes further to make the case for 'positive atheism,' the position that there is good evidence for the non-existence of god. Arguing from the existence of evil and other key concepts, he establishes that even this more radical position is defensible. This book is not for the faint of heart or those with no understanding of philosophy, but if you have the background and the courage to tackle it, it is extremely rewarding. There is no other book supporting atheism at this level of sophistication, at least that I am aware of.