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Critiques of God: Making the Case Against Belief in God

Critiques of God: Making the Case Against Belief in God

by Peter Adam Angeles (Editor)

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As the only collection of essays to present, in a comprehensive way, the case against belief in God, this classic volume rejects the niew that moral values and human purpose require divine sanction. The arguments for God's existence, the validity of mystical experience, and the importance of the God concept for the development of morality and meaning in life are critically evaluated by sixteen well-known philosophers and psychologists. Included are works by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven. Included are discussions of the meaning of the existence of God, the relationships between faith and mysticism, reason and science, fate, the problem of evil, ethics without God, and immortality.

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ISBN-13: 9781573921237
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)

About the Author

Peter A. Angeles (Sedona, AZ) is retired from the Philosophy department at Santa Barbara City College. He is the author of The Problem of God: A Short Introduction.

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