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The Oxford handbook of atheism / edited by Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse
Books/Textual Material | Oxford University Press | 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
©2013
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xvi, 763 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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First published in hardback in 2013.
Summary
Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western socio-religious culture of the past decade or more. As such, it has spurred fertile (and often heated) discussions both within, and between, a diverse range of disciplines. Yet atheism, and the New Atheism, are by no means co-extensive. Interesting though it indeed is, the New Atheism is a single, historically and culturally specific manifestation of positive atheism (the that there is/are no God/s), which is itself but one form of a far deeper, broader, and more significant global phenomenon. The Oxford Handbook of Atheism is a pioneering edited volume, exploring atheism - understood in the broad sense of "an absence of belief in the existence of a God or gods" - in all the richness and diversity of its historical and contemporary expressions. Bringing together an international team of established and emerging scholars, it probes the varied manifestations and implications of unbelief from an array of disciplinary perspectives (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, demography, psychology, natural sciences, gender and sexuality studies, literary criticism, film studies, musicology) and in a range of global contexts (Western Europe, North America, post-communist Europe, the Islamic world, Japan, India). Both surveying and synthesizing previous work, and presenting the major fruits of innovative recent research, the handbook is set to be a landmark text for the study of atheism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : the study of atheism / Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse -- Part I Definitions and debates -- ch. 1 Defining 'atheism' / Stephen Bullivant -- ch. 2 The case against atheism / T.J. Mawson -- ch. 3 Critiques of Theistic arguments / A.C. Grayling -- ch. 4 Arguments for atheism / Graham Oppy -- ch. 5 The problem of evil / Michael L. Peterson -- ch. 6 Atheism and morality / Erik J. Wielenberg -- ch. 7 Atheism and the meaningfulness of life / Kimberly A. Blessing -- ch. 8 Aquinas and atheism / Brian Davies -- Part II History of (Western) atheism -- ch. 9 From the pre-Socratics to the Hellenistic Age / David Sedley -- ch. 10 The first Millennium / Mark Edwards -- ch. 11 The Medieval period / Dorothea Weltecke -- ch. 12 Renaissance and Reformation / Denis J.-J. Robichaud -- ch. 13 The Age of Enlightenment / Alan Charles Kors -- ch. 14 The (long) nineteenth century / David Nash -- ch. 15 The twentieth century / Callum G. Brown -- ch. 16 New atheism / Thomas Zenk -- Part III Worldviews and systems -- ch. 17 Humanism / Stephen Law -- ch. 18 Existentialism / Alison Stone -- ch. 19 Marxism / Peter Thompson -- ch. 20 Analytic philosophy / Charles Pidgen -- ch. 21 Jewish atheism / Jacques Berlinerblau -- ch. 22 Buddhism / Andrew Skilton -- ch. 23 Jainism / Anne Vallely -- ch. 24 Hinduism / Jessica Frazier -- Part IV Atheism and the natural sciences -- ch. 25 Naturalism and the scientific method / Michael Ruse -- ch. 26 Atheism and the rise of science / Taner Edis -- ch. 27 Atheism and Darwinism / David P. Barash -- ch. 28 Atheism and the physical sciences / Victor J. Stenger -- Part V Atheism and the social sciences -- ch. 29 Atheism and the secularization thesis / Frank L. Pasquale and Barry A. Kosmin -- ch. 30 The psychology of atheism / Miguel Farias -- ch. 31 Atheism and cognitive science / Jonathan A. Lanman -- ch. 32 Atheism and societal health / Phil Zuckerman -- ch. 33 Atheism, gender, and sexuality / Melanie Elyse Brewster -- ch. 34 Atheism, health, and well-being / Karen Hwang -- ch. 35 Conversion and deconversion / Ralph W. Hood Jr. and Zhou Chen -- Part VI. Global expressions -- ch. 36 A world of atheism : global demographics / Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera --- ch. 37 Western Europe / Lois Lee -- ch. 38 North America / Ryan R. Cragun, Joseph H. Hammer, and Jesse M. Smith -- ch. 39 Central and Eastern Europe / Irena Borowik, Branko Ančić, and Radoslaw Tyrala -- ch. 40 The Islamic world / Samuli Schielke -- ch. 41 India / Johannes Quack -- ch. 42 Japan / Sarah Whylly -- Part VII Atheism and the arts -- ch. 43 Literature / Bernard Schweizer -- ch. 44 The visual arts / J. Sage Elwell -- ch. 45 Music / Paul A. Bertagnolli -- ch. 46 Film / Nina Power.
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0198745079 (pbk)
9780198745075 (pbk)
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