The Basics

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Graham Oppy
The Basics
  • New York, NY: 
    , September
     182 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Maartje Gortworst forthcoming.


Atheism: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to belief in the non-existence of deities. Atheism has long fascinated people but debate around this controversial position may seem daunting. In this lively and lucid book, Graham Oppy addresses the following important questions:

• What does it mean to be an atheist?

• What is the difference between atheism, agnosticism, theism and innocence?

• How has atheism been distributed over time and place?

• What does science tell us about atheism?

• Are there good reasons to be an atheist?

• Are there good reasons not to be an atheist?

• What do we mean by ‘new atheism'? 

With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, the book considers key philosophical arguments around atheism, making this an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to the arguments between those who hold atheistic beliefs and those who do not.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia.

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