50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by Russell Blackford, Udo Schuklenk

By Russell Blackford, Udo Schuklenk

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we're Atheists provides a set of unique essays drawn from a global staff of well known voices within the fields of academia, technological know-how, literature, media and politics who provide rigorously thought of statements of why they're atheists.

includes a really overseas forged of individuals, starting from public intellectuals resembling Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, corresponding to Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of faith, together with Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley

Contributions variety from rigorous philosophical arguments to hugely own, even whimsical, debts of ways every one of those outstanding thinkers have come to reject faith of their lives

prone to have huge allure given the present public fascination with spiritual matters and the reception of such books because the God myth and the top of religion

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61 German writers had the right to publish on matters of general concern, but if they strayed into irresponsible criticism or scurrilous personal attacks, both the state and its bureaucratic elite closed ranks in the name of stability. This public sphere was completely different from the one that Koselleck and 59 On attitudes toward censorship in eighteenth-century Germany, see Eckhart Hellmuth, “Aufklärung und Pressefreiheit. Zur Debatte der Berliner Mittwochgesellschaft während der Jahre 1783 und 1784,” Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 9, no.

Juli 1788 (Hildesheim Georg Olms Verlag 1996). 2 On Woellner, see Paul Bailleu, “Woellner, Johann Christoph von,” in Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, ed. Rochus Wilhelm Liliencron, et al. (Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, 1875), 44: 148–58. E. Preuss, “Zur Beurtheilung des Staatsministers von Woellner,” Zeitschrift für Preussische Geschichte und Landeskunde 2–3 (1865, 1866): 577–604; 65–95. ” See also Mehring, Zur deutschen Geschichte, 424–28, Karl A. Schleunes, “Enlightenment, Reform, Reaction—the Schooling Revolution in Prussia,” Central European History 12, no.

Anton Friedrich Büsching, Untersuchung wenn und durch wen der freyen evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche die symbolischen Bücher zuerst aufgelegt worden? (Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1789), Ernst Christian Trapp, Ueber die Gewalt protestantischer Regenten in Glaubenssachen (Braunschweig: Verlag der Schulbuchhandlung, 1788). A microfilm collection of almost every text written both for and against the edict is now available. : Schriften zum preussischen Religionsedikt vom 9. Juli 1788 (Hildesheim Georg Olms Verlag 1996).

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