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  1. Moral Strangers as Co-Laborers in the Fields of Justice.Rico Vitz - 2020 - In Kevin Vallier & Josh Rasmussen (eds.), A New Theist Response to the New Atheists. London, UK:
    In this chapter, I attempt to do three things in the hope of making some progress toward fostering greater collaboration between contemporary atheists and traditional Christians in addressing contentious moral problems. First, I argue that there is little hope, in our current cultural climate, that contemporary atheists and traditional Christians can come to consensus on principles that will help us resolve our differences regarding contemporary hot-button social issues. Second, I argue that despite this fact, contemporary atheists and traditional Christians can (...)
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  2. The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and ReasonVictor Stenger Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2009; 282 Pp.; $19.00 ISBN 978-1-59102-751-5. [REVIEW]George Williamson - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (3):505-508.
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  3. Believing the Self-Contradictory.Fabien Schang - 2011 - In Dariusz Lukasiewicz & Roger Pouivet (eds.), The Right to Believe: Perspectives in Religious Epistemology. pp. 127-140.
    An argument for the rationality of religious belief in the existence of God is defended. After reviewing three preconditions for rational belief, I show reasons to privilege the criterion of consistency. Taking the inconsistency of the religious belief in God and the belief in the scientific world picture as the impediment to a rational belief in God, I propose that we can overcome this objection by assuming, firstly, that God is a universal class. This allows us to put the problem (...)
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  4. Desiring God Implicitly: ‘Worldly Union Desires’ and Openness to God.Julian Perlmutter - 2018 - Religious Studies 1:1-10.
    ‘Interested non-belief’ in God is now a common attitude, and one religious outlook such non-believers should take seriously is the Christian contemplative tradition. Drawing on C. S. Lewis, I identify the familiar phenomenon of ‘worldly union desire’: elicited by worldly things, and aimed at union with some beauty or goodness therein. I examine specifically Thomas Merton's contemplative outlook, arguing that by his lights worldly union desires manifest a desire for God and aid spiritual openness. Merton's picture extends any purely secular (...)
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  5. Atheism.C. M. Lorkowski - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (5):523-538.
    Philosophical atheism claims not only that there are no sufficient reasons for believing there is a God, but also that there are sufficient reasons for thinking no such deity exists. The purpose of this article is to explicate the typical commitments of this position. After distinguished several related views, the article will then consider typical grounds for the rejection of theistic commitments, first by showing that the theistic position makes a stronger claim and therefore carries the burden of proof. The (...)
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  6. The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World. By Alister E. McGrath. Pp. Xii, 306, London, Rider, 2004, $39.95. The Future of Atheism: Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue. By Robert B. Stewart. Pp. Xvii, 212, Lond. [REVIEW]Bradford Mccall - 2014 - Heythrop Journal 55 (1):146-147.
  7. Religious Fictionalism.Michael Scott & Finlay Malcolm - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (3):1-11.
    Religious fictionalism is the theory that it is morally and intellectually legitimate to affirm religious sentences and to engage in public and private religious practices, without believing the content of religious claims. This article discusses the main features of fictionalism, contrasts hermeneutic, and revolutionary kinds of fictionalism and explores possible historical and recent examples of religious fictionalism. Such examples are found in recent theories of faith, pragmatic approaches to religion, and mystical traditions in religious theology.
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  8. The Evolution of Atheism.Stephen LeDrew - 2012 - History of the Human Sciences 25 (3):70-87.
    Atheism has achieved renewed vigor in the West in recent years with a spate of bestselling books and growing membership in secularist and rationalist organizations, but what exactly is the nature of this peculiar form of non-belief? This article sets the context for the emergence of the ‘New Atheism’ with a review of the dominant theory of atheism’s dialectical and theological origins, and an examination of major historical episodes in atheistic thought. The author argues that a significant development has received (...)
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  9. The Reality of God and Religion and Agnosticism.Roy Spurlock - unknown
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  10. The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason. [REVIEW]George Williamson - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (3):505-508.
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  11. The God Delusion. By Richard Dawkins: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Peter Milward - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (4):696-700.
  12. Necessary agnosticism?Robert McLaughlin - 1984 - Analysis 44 (4):198.
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  13. Agnosticism.Thomas V. Morris - 1985 - Analysis 45 (4):219.
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  14. Is Atheism a ‘Faith’ Position? A Reply to Brendon Larvor and Marilyn Mason: Watson Is Atheism a Faith Position.Brenda Watson - 2006 - Think 4 (12):43-48.
    The on-going debate over religious eduction in schools takes a new turn, with Brenda Watson arguing that atheism is just as much a ‘faith position’ as theism.
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  15. The Possibility of Agnosticism: Russell’s Retreat From Atheism.Michael D. Garral - 2012 - International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (3):355-371.
    Russell espouses atheism; indeed he regards it as the default. However, he also lays claim to agnosticism, backing into it by way of the argument from ignorance. This essay asserts that in light of how he frames the relationship between atheism and agnosticism, the latter is not the available alternative that he and his assessors assume it is—not because its stance is indefensible, but because of what, given his point of origin, he has to hold in order for it to (...)
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  16. Atheism, Religion and Enlightenment in Pre‐Revolutionary Europe. By Mark Curran. Pp. Viii, 218, Woodbridge, The Royal Historical Society/The Boydell Press, 2012, £50.00. [REVIEW]Jan Marten Ivo Klaver - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (3):518-519.
  17. Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism. By Thomas Holden. Pp. Xvi, 246, Oxford University Press, 2010, £35.00. [REVIEW]Patrick Madigan - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (2):331-332.
  18. Intentionality and Atheism: Sartre and Maritain.Frederick J. Crosson - 1987 - Modern Schoolman 64 (3):151-160.
  19. Atheism & Theism. [REVIEW]Martin Perlmutter - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):609-609.
    The latest volume in the Great Debate in Philosophy series has Smart and Haldane defending the virtues of atheism and theism, respectively. In keeping with the format of this series, each author presents an original essay defending his views, then responds to the other’s views. Additionally, in this volume, Smart and Haldane jointly write a helpful introduction to begin the volume, an insightful afterword to conclude it, and a useful bibliography with which the reader can pursue issues raised in their (...)
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  20. Atheism & Theism.J. J. C. SMART - 1996
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  21. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.Richard Swinburne - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (2):337.
  22. Naturalism and Agnosticism. Second Edition.H. N. Gardiner & James Ward - 1904 - Philosophical Review 13 (4):478.
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  23. Naturalism and Agnosticism.E. Ritchie - 1900 - Philosophical Review 9 (1):70.
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  24. Atheism and Theism.Hugh J. McCann, J. J. C. Smart & J. J. Haldane - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):462.
    In this volume, the sixth in Blackwell's Great Debates in Philosophy series, Smart and Haldane discuss the case for and against religious belief. The debate is unusual in beginning with the negative side. After a short jointly authored introduction, there is a fairly extended presentation of the atheist position by Smart. Haldane then offers an equally extended defense of theism. The authors respond to one another in the same order, and the book concludes with a brief co-authored treatment of antirealism, (...)
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  25. Atheism for Dummies [Book Review].S. N. Stuart - forthcoming - Australian Humanist, The 122:22.
    Stuart, SN Review of: Atheism for dummies, by Dale McGowan, John Wiley, 2013,.
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  26. “Scientific Atheism” in Action.Svetlana M. Klimova & Elena S. Molostova - 2013 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 18 (2):169-190.
  27. Contemporary Atheism and the Religious Mind.Gabriel Marcel - 1960 - Philosophy Today 4 (4):252-262.
  28. The Presumption of Atheism.Antony Flew - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):29-46.
    At the beginning of Book X of his last work The Laws Plato turns his attention from violent and outrageous actions in general to the particular case of undisciplined and presumptuous behaviour in matters of religion: “We have already stated summarily what the punishment should be for temple-robbing, whether by open force or secretly. But the punishments for the various sorts of insolence in speech or action with regard to the gods, which a man can show in word or deed, (...)
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  29. Thomism and Atheism.James V. Schall - 2011 - New Blackfriars 92 (1041):565-573.
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  30. Schillebeeckx's Soteriological Agnosticism.Peter Phillips - 1997 - New Blackfriars 78 (912):76-84.
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  31. Ritual and Agnosticism.Roger Grainger - 1984 - New Blackfriars 65 (764):63-68.
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  32. What is Wrong with God? Some Thoughts About Modern Atheism.Th M. Steeman - 1966 - New Blackfriars 47 (554):508-524.
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  33. Kant's Agnosticism.D. M. MacKinnon - 1947 - New Blackfriars 28 (327):256-263.
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  34. Agnosticism.Elizabeth Belloc - 1931 - New Blackfriars 12 (131):91-91.
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  35. Bernard Lightman. The Origins of Agnosticism. Victorian Unbelief and the Limits of Knowledge. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987, Pp. X and 249. ISBN 0-8018-3375-2. £20.95. [REVIEW]Richard Yeo - 1988 - British Journal for the History of Science 21 (2):263-264.
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  36. A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism, and the Making of Psychoanalysis. Peter Gay.Thomas Parisi - 1988 - Isis 79 (3):520-521.
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  37. Agnosticism.John Grier Hibben - 1903 - Psychological Review 10 (5):565-568.
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  38. Naturalism and Agnosticism.R. M. Wenley - 1901 - Psychological Review 8 (3):295-299.
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  39. Agnosticism and Religion.No Authorship Indicated - 1897 - Psychological Review 4 (2):192-192.
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  40. The Antinomies of Aggressive Atheism.Lawrence Wilde - 2010 - Contemporary Political Theory 9 (3):266-283.
    The spate of popular books attacking religion can be seen as a manifestation of the recoil against the idea of multiculturalism. Religious identities are also cultural identities, and no meaningful form of multiculturalism is possible that leaves religion outside the sphere of public recognition. This paper argues that ‘aggressive atheism’ undermines its appeal to reason by refusing to see anything of value in religion. It also risks exacerbating cultural differences at a time when reconciliation is needed. The critique focuses on (...)
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  41. Science, Evolution, and Religion: A Debate About Atheism and Theism.Michael Peterson & Michael Ruse - 2016 - Oxford University Press USA.
    The science-religion debate is a hot topic in academic circles and contemporary culture, and evolution makes the subject particularly contentious. Does modern science tip the scales toward atheism? Or does religion have resources to support its credibility and relevance? And how does evolution influence both worldviews?Comprehensive, balanced, and engaging, Science, Evolution, and Religion provides a dynamic yet respectful introduction to the science-religion debate, framed as a conflict between theism and atheism and structured around the impact of evolution on both perspectives. (...)
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  42. Dawkins’ Godless Delusion.J. Angelo Corlett - 2009 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (3):125-138.
    A philosophical assessment of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, exposing some errors of reasoning that undermine part of the foundation of his atheism. Distinctions between theism, atheism and agnosticism are also provided and explored for their significance to Dawkins' argument.
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  43. The Role of Atheism in Marxian Philosophy.Russel P. Moroziuk - 1974 - Studies in Soviet Thought 14 (3-4):191-212.
    Careful examination of Marx's classical loci on religion and atheism shows that his atheistic views are coterminous with a humanism, the range of which had to be worked out through a total critique of society and all its institutions.
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  44. Scientific Atheism: An Introduction.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1964 - Studies in Soviet Thought 4 (4):277-295.
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  45. Soviet Writings on Atheism and Religion.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1964 - Studies in Soviet Thought 4 (4):319-338.
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  46. Status of Research on Scientific Atheism.Russel P. Moroziuk - 1973 - Studies in Soviet Thought 13 (1-2):89-91.
  47. Soviet Writings on Atheism and Religion: Supplement.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1965 - Studies in Soviet Thought 5 (1-2):106-113.
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  48. The Problem of Atheism in Recent Soviet Publications.Helmut Dahm - 1991 - Studies in Soviet Thought 41 (2):85-126.
  49. ?Scientific Atheism? In the Era of Perestrojka.A. James Melnick - 1990 - Studies in Soviet Thought 40 (1-3):223-229.
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  50. On Failing to Resolve Theism-Versus-Atheism Empirically.David O'connor - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (1):91.
    At least since Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion , theism has been under indictment; indeed it has been on trial for its life. In part, this indictment is that the enormous quantity, variety, and distribution of evils evident in the natural world disconfirm the core beliefs of theism. Those core beliefs, I think, are the following pair: there exists a being at once omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly good, the worshipful creator of the universe ; and G stands in a relation to (...)
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