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The Resource Reasonable atheism : a moral case for respectful disbelief, Scott F. Aikin & Robert B. Talisse

Reasonable atheism : a moral case for respectful disbelief, Scott F. Aikin & Robert B. Talisse

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Reasonable atheism : a moral case for respectful disbelief
Title
Reasonable atheism
Title remainder
a moral case for respectful disbelief
Statement of responsibility
Scott F. Aikin & Robert B. Talisse
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Language
eng
Summary
A recent poll from the University of Minnesota finds that atheists are America's least trusted social group. Perhaps compounding this negative impression is the attack-dog persona taken on in the past decade by the "New Atheists." Not only have they been quite public about their disbelief, but they have also stridently lambasted religious belief generally in a number of books. Disturbed by this negative public perception and the deterioration in the tone of open debate, the authors of this work attempt to introduce a note of civility and rational clarity to the subject. To both religious believers and fellow atheists they counsel a measured approach that combines serious intellectual engagement with respect for the reasonableness of the other side's position. The heart of the book is the authors' moral case for atheism. Atheism, they contend, manifests a decidedly moral concern for others and their wellbeing. The authors further argue that atheism is driven by the kinds of moral considerations that should be familiar to all religious believers. Atheists are motivated by a moral concern for others, a desire to alleviate suffering and combat evil, and an appreciation for the value of life, freedom, and responsibility. In the end, the authors make not only a compelling case for atheism but also for the value and necessity of mutual respect in a democratic society composed of diverse citizens
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DLC
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Aikin, Scott F
Dewey number
211/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.3
LC item number
.A34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Talisse, Robert B
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  • Atheism
  • Ethics
Label
Reasonable atheism : a moral case for respectful disbelief, Scott F. Aikin & Robert B. Talisse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Arguing in mixed company -- What atheism is -- On the new atheism -- Ethics without God -- A moral case for atheism -- Religion in politics -- The problem of Hell -- The religion and morality test
Control code
ocn689858540
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9781616143831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010049344
System control number
(OCoLC)689858540
Label
Reasonable atheism : a moral case for respectful disbelief, Scott F. Aikin & Robert B. Talisse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Arguing in mixed company -- What atheism is -- On the new atheism -- Ethics without God -- A moral case for atheism -- Religion in politics -- The problem of Hell -- The religion and morality test
Control code
ocn689858540
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9781616143831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010049344
System control number
(OCoLC)689858540

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