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Introduction

Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199575268
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction considers anti-agnostic attitudes and asks: if we can't establish God's existence, shouldn't there be a presumption of atheism? The ... More
6. How should the agnostic live?

6. How should the agnostic live?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘How should the agnostic live?’ compares the effects of agnosticism in science and morality. It argues that a religious life is possible for the agnostic. The argument for faith known as ... More
7. How should agnosticism be taught?

7. How should agnosticism be taught?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘Should agnosticism be taught?’ argues that agnosticism should be included in education. It examines the link between uncertainty and creativity and suggests that agnosticism should be ... More
1. What is agnosticism?

1. What is agnosticism?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘What is agnosticism?’ examines where agnosticism sits in the spectrum of beliefs about God. What is agnosticism's response to the question ‘Does God exist?’ Clearly, ‘we don't know’ is not ... More
5. Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?

5. Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?’ examines knowledge and belief and asks whether assumptions made by agnostics are defensible. The work of A. J. Ayer and the influence of logical ... More
2. Who were the first agnostics?

2. Who were the first agnostics?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘Who were the first agnostics?’ asks: who originated the idea of agnosticism, and who were the first to call themselves ‘agnostics’? The Metaphysical Society was founded in 1868 by James ... More
2. The case for atheism

2. The case for atheism  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2021
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Aug 2021
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9780191889950
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10.1093/actrade/9780198856795.003.0002
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‘The case for atheism’ investigates the case for atheism, which does not depend on proving God does not exist but on making a good case for naturalism. The atheist’s naturalism consists in ... More
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199575268
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ... More
3. Is agnosticism necessary?

3. Is agnosticism necessary?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199575268
‘Is agnosticism necessary?’ examines the responses of agnosticism to atheism. Atheism does not require a defence, rather it is up to theists to convince us that there is a God. If there is ... More

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