Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life

Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life

by Louise M. Antony (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780199743414
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/07/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 334,010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Louise M. Antony is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Part One: Journeys
1. Faith and Reason, the Perpetual War: Ruminations of a Fool, Stewart Shapiro
2. From Yeshiva Bochur to Secular Humanist, Joseph Levine
3. Religio Philosophi, Daniel Garber
4. For the Love of Any Reason, Louise M. Antony
5. Life without God: Some Personal Costs, Daniel M. Farrell
6. Overcoming Christianity, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
7. On Becoming a Heretic, Edwin Curley
8. Mere Stranger, Marvin Belzer
9. An Atheists' Fundamentalism, James Tappenden
10. Thank Goodness!, Daniel C. Dennott
Part Two: Reflections
11. Transcendence without God: On Atheism and Invisibility, Anthony Simon Laden
12. An Aristotelian Life, Marcia Homiak
13. Without the Net of Providence: Atheism and the Human Adventure, Kenneth A. Taylor
14. Disenchantment, David Owens
15. Religion and Respect, Simon Blackburn
16. Reasonable Religious Disagreements, Richard Feldman
17. If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted?, Elizabeth Secord Anderson
18. Divine Evil, David Lewis
19. Meta-atheism: Religious Avowal as Self-Deception, Georges Rey
20. Faith and Fanaticism, Jonathan E. Adler
Notes
References
Notes on Contributors
Index

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madcurrin on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I guess it depends on what you're looking for, but I found this a very intelligent and thoughtful collection of essays. I especially appreciated the general absence of vitriol. The essays, by and large, focus on the positive aspects of secular living. Many of the first half's contributions are heavily autobiographical which will be a mixed bag of relevance for the reader. A lot of the essays require some close reading to get through the dense writing. So it's not an easy or accessible volume, but it's worth the effort.