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The Errors of Atheism

By J.Angelo Corlett

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Format: Paperback / softback, 272 pages
Published In: United States, 31 May 2010
This work fills the gap for a much needed analytical philosophical work articulating and defending agnosticism as a critique of both theism and atheism. "The Errors of Atheism" is a response to the glaring gap that exists in the analytical philosophical literature on the problem of whether or not God exists. While on the one hand there is the large body of work by orthodox Christian theists such as Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne, and relatively few atheists like Kai Nielsen who challenge certain orthodox Christian theistic arguments and analysis, there is on the other hand a lack of analytical philosophical work articulating and defending agnosticism as a critique of both theism and atheism. Corlett argues that the conceptual depths of theism must be explored beyond orthodoxy in order to re-open the debate about whether or not God exists. "The Errors of Atheism" is a piece of analytical philosophy of religion that seeks to disrupt the prevalent way of thinking about the problem of God amongst atheists and theists alike. Philosophy of religion has been dominated by well-intentioned analytical philosophers, most all of whom presuppose various traditional Christian doctrines and thus do not take non-orthodox theism seriously, and by a few atheists who also presume that orthodox Christian theism is the only theism worth addressing. Professor Corlett, however, argues that the truth lies somewhere between these two positions.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; PART I: The Errors of Atheism; Chapter 1: Analyzing Atheism; Chapter 2: The Errors of Atheism; Chapter 3: Dawkins' Godless Delusion; Chapter 4: The New Agnosticism; PART II: Grounding God; Chapter 5: Naturalizing Theism; Chapter 6: Liberating Theism; Chapter 7: Is Hybrid Minimalist Theism Plausible?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

J. Angelo Corlett is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at San Diego State University, USA, and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Ethics: An International Philosophical Review. He is the author of almost 100 books and articles, including Terrorism: A Philosophical Analysis (Klewer, 2003) and Race, Racism, and Reparation (Cornell University Press, 2003).

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"An important contribution to the current debate about God. Both theologians and philosophers should read this book." James H. Cone, Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary, USA.

EAN: 9781441158932
ISBN: 1441158936
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.24 x 2.03 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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