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Challenging the New Atheism: Pragmatic Confrontations in the Philosophy of Religion

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by Usa) Aaron Pratt Shepherd (university Of Massachusetts At Lowell

    • Book Format

      Hardcover

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      September 2020

    • Weight

      473g

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      Challenging the New Atheism: Pragmatic Confrontations in the Philosophy of Religion

      Today's Price £168.43



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      This book presents a pragmatic response to arguments against religion made by the New Atheism movement. The author argues that analytic and empirical philosophies of religion--the mainstream approaches in contemporary philosophy of religion--are methodologically unequipped to address the "Threefold Challenge" made by popular New Atheist thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett.

      The book has three primary motivations. First, it provides an interpretation of the New Atheist movement that treats their claims as philosophical arguments and not just rhetorical exercises or demagoguery. Second, it assesses and responds to these claims by elaborating four distinct contemporary philosophical perspectives-- analytic philosophy, empirical philosophy, continental philosophy, and pragmatism--as well as contextualizing these perspectives in the history of the philosophy of religion. Finally, the book offers a metaphilosophical critique, returning again and again to the question of method. In the end, the author settles upon a modified version of pragmatism that he concludes is best suited for articulating the terms and stakes of the God Debate.

      Challenging the New Atheism will be of interest to scholars and students of American philosophy and philosophy of religion.

      Specification

      • Book Format

        Hardcover

      • Publisher

        Routledge

      • Published

        September 2020

      • Weight

        473g

      • Dimensions

        153 x 229 x 15 mm

      • ISBN

        9780367353551

      • ISBN-10

        0367353555

      • Eden Code

        5591807

      More Information

      • ISBN: 9780367353551

      • Publisher: Routledge

      • Release Date: September 2020

      • Weight: 473g

      • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 15 mm

      • Eden Code: 5591807


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