Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists

Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists

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by S. T. Joshi
     
 

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Discusses the ideas and impact of 27 atheists, agnostics, and secularists whose ideas have shaped society over the last 200 years.

Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 27 iconic figures of unbelief, such as:

Charles Bradlaugh

Richard Dawkins

Daniel C. Dennett

Albert Einstein

The Existentialists

The Founding Fathers

Sigmund Freud

Sam

Overview

Discusses the ideas and impact of 27 atheists, agnostics, and secularists whose ideas have shaped society over the last 200 years.

Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 27 iconic figures of unbelief, such as:

Charles Bradlaugh

Richard Dawkins

Daniel C. Dennett

Albert Einstein

The Existentialists

The Founding Fathers

Sigmund Freud

Sam Harris

Robert G. Ingersoll

Friedrich Nietzsche

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Mark Twain

Voltaire

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This biographical collection offers in-depth, essay-format profiles of 27 iconic figures of 'unbelief,' intellectuals who have advocated for atheism, agnosticism, or secularism, from the historical . . . to the contemporary. . . This is an excellent starting point for research and paper writing, but the casual reader will find the book engaging as well. This reviewer was caught up in the content and found the profiles to be well written, clearly presented, and very informative. . . . This set is recommended for public, high school, and academic libraries." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313347597
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Series:
Greenwood Icons Series
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

S. T. Joshi is an independent scholar and the author or editor of numerous books, including Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (Greenwood, 2007), Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2005), Atheism: A Reader (2000), God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (2003), and The Agnostic Reader (2007). He is also founder and editor of Lovecraft Studies and Studies in Weird Fiction.

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Icons of Unbelief: Atheists, Agnostics, and Secularists 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems to consist of short, possibly interesting, biographical sketches of 27 people. No primary material. Seventy-five dollars. Nice racket if you can find enough rich, stupid, rationalists to fall for this scam. 0 stars.