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  1. Hegel's Theological Atheism.Rolf Ahlers - 1984 - Heythrop Journal 25 (2):158–177.
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  2. Hume and the Independent Witnesses.Arif Ahmed - 2015 - Mind 124 (496):1013-1044.
    The Humean argument concerning miracles says that one should always think it more likely that anyone who testifies to a miracle is lying or deluded than that the alleged miracle actually occurred, and so should always reject any single report of it. A longstanding and widely accepted objection is that even if this is right, the concurring and non-collusive testimony of many witnesses should make it rational to believe in whatever miracle they all report. I argue that on the contrary, (...)
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  3. Reasonable Atheism: A Moral Case for Respectful Disbelief.Scott F. Aikin - 2011 - Prometheus Books.
    Arguing in mixed company -- What atheism is -- On the new atheism -- Ethics without God -- A moral case for atheism -- Religion in politics.
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  4. An Atheistic Argument From Ugliness.Scott F. Aikin & Nicholaos Jones - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (1):209-217.
    The theistic argument from beauty has what we call an 'evil twin', the argument from ugliness. The argument yields either what we call 'atheist win', or, when faced with aesthetic theodicies, 'agnostic tie' with the argument from beauty.
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  5. A History of Atheism in Britain.Shabbir Akhtar - 1991 - International Studies in Philosophy 23 (1):100-101.
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  6. The Problem of Evil.Leslie Allan - manuscript
    The existence of evil, pain and suffering is considered by many philosophers to be the most vexed question concerning the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient and morally perfect deity. Why would a loving God permit wanton acts of cruelty and misery on the scale witnessed throughout human history? In this essay, Leslie Allan evaluates four common theistic responses to this problem, highlighting the benefits and challenges faced by each approach. He concludes with a critical examination of a theistic defence designed (...)
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  7. The Soul-Making Theodicy: A Response to Dore.Leslie Allan - manuscript
    The soul-making theodicy seeks to explain how belief in the existence of God is compatible with the evil, pain and suffering we experience in our world. It purports to meet the problem of evil posed by non-theists by articulating a divine plan in which the occurrence of evil is necessary for enabling the greater good of character building of free moral agents. Many philosophers of religion have levelled strong objections against this theodicy. In this essay, Leslie Allan considers the effectiveness (...)
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  8. On Stone's Evidential Atheism.Michael J. Almeida - 2006 - Theoria 72 (1):5-22.
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  9. Descartes and Atheism.Daniel E. Anderson - 1980 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 29:11-24.
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  10. Technics and Atheism in Gabriel Marcel.Thomas Anderson - 1995 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 7 (1/2):59-68.
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  11. Divine Hiddenness and Affective Forecasting.Miles Andrews - 2014 - Res Cogitans 5 (1):102-110.
    In this paper I argue that J. L. Schellenberg’s Divine Hiddenness Argument is committed to a problematic implication that is weakened by research in cognitive psychology on affective forecasting. Schellenberg’s notion of a nonresistant nonbeliever logically implies that for any such person, it is true that she would form the proper belief in God if provided with what he calls “probabilifying” evidence for God’s existence. In light of Schellenberg’s commitment to the importance of both affective and propositional belief components for (...)
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  12. Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular.Louise Antony (ed.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    In this revealing volume, 19 leading philosophers open a window on the inner life of atheism, shattering common stereotypes as they reveal how they came to turn ...
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  13. All Due Respect - “Reasonable Atheism” by Aikin and Talisse Reviewed. [REVIEW]Michael Antony - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine (55):108-109.
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  14. Where's the Evidence?Michael V. Antony - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:18-21.
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  15. Martin Hägglund, Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008), 255pp, Hb $65.00 (USD), ISBN-10: 080470077X, ISBN-13: 978-0804700771; Pb $24.95 (USD), ISBN-10: 0804700788, ISBN-13: 978-0804700788. [REVIEW]Derek Attridge - 2009 - Derrida Today 2 (2):271-281.
    Review of _Radical Atheism_, focusing on the question of hospitality.
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  16. Atheism, Radical Evil, and Kant.Auweele Dennis Vanden - 2010 - Philosophy and Theology 22 (1/2):155-176.
    This paper investigates the link between (radical) evil and the existence of God. Arguing with contemporary atheist thinkers, such as Richard Dawkins and Victor Stenger, I hold that one can take the existence of evil as a sign of the existence of God rather than its opposite. The work of Immanuel Kant, especially his thought on evil, is a fertile source to enliven this intuition. Kant implicitly seems to argue that because man is unable to overcome evil by himself, there (...)
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  17. Michael Martin (Ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Atheism.Julian Baggini - 2008 - Religious Studies 44 (3):367-371.
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  18. Paratheism: A Proof That God Neither Exists nor Does Not Exist.Steven James Bartlett - 2016 - Willamette University Faculty Research Website: Http://Www.Willamette.Edu/~Sbartlet/Documents/Bartlett_Paratheism_A%20Proof%20that%20God%20neither%2 0Exists%20nor%20Does%20Not%20Exist.Pdf.
    Theism and its cousins, atheism and agnosticism, are seldom taken to task for logical-epistemological incoherence. This paper provides a condensed proof that not only theism, but atheism and agnosticism as well, are all of them conceptually self-undermining, and for the same reason: All attempt to make use of the concept of “transcendent reality,” which here is shown not only to lack meaning, but to preclude the very possibility of meaning. In doing this, the incoherence of theism, atheism, and agnosticism is (...)
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  19. Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and 'The Brothers Karamazov' By Stewart R. Sutherland Oxford: Blackwell, 1977, 152 + Viii Pp., £6.75. [REVIEW]Christine Battersby - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):566-.
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  20. First Ussr-Wide Seminar on Atheism.L. Bel'tser & V. Gaida - 1973 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 12 (3):87-98.
    A USSR-wide seminar of teachers of the fundamentals of scientific atheism was held at Moscow State University from March 14 to 17, 1972. The seminar was organized by the USSR Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education. Personnel holding posts of responsibility in the machinery of the Central Committee of the CPSU, in the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, Party and scientific workers, and graduate and undergraduate students specializing in the history and theory of atheism took active part (...)
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  21. What's God Got to Do with It? Atheism and Religious Practice.David Benatar - 2006 - Ratio 19 (4):383–400.
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  22. Rey's Meta-Atheism.Boran Berčić - 2005 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):417-422.
    The author argues that the atheist does not commit the so called “philosophy fallacy” but rather simply answers the theist’s arguments. The principle that the absence of evidence is the evidence of absence, although very sound, is nevertheless context-dependent and cannot be accepted without further qualifications. Also, any systematic study of religiousness should explore its links to emotions (prophets often invite people to open their hearts, not their minds or reasons) and its role in the constitution of identity (people often (...)
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  23. David Hume and the Suppression of 'Atheism'.David Berman - 1983 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (3):375-387.
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  24. Book Review. Arguing for Atheism. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion Robin le Poidevin. [REVIEW]John Bishop - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):497-501.
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  25. On J.J.C. Smart and J.J. Haldane's Atheism and Theism.John Bishop - 1997 - Sophia 36 (1):38-52.
    Oxford , Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1996.
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  26. Scientific Atheism: Some Soviet Books, 1974–1975.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1977 - Studies in East European Thought 17 (1):91-92.
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  27. Marxist-Leninist Scientific Atheism.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1966 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 9 (1-4):30 – 46.
    The main object of Marxist-Leninist 'scientific atheism' consists in the discovery and assimilation of 'scientific' data and its use in the 'atheistic' destruction of religion and all its appurtenances. The first task is to show — using the data mainly of the natural sciences — the non-existence of the object of religion, i.e. God. Second, it is necessary to explain how a theory without an object came to be and continues to show signs of vitality, i.e. to find the causes (...)
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  28. Soviet Writings on Atheism and Religion: Supplement.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1965 - Studies in East European Thought 5 (1-2):106-113.
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  29. Scientific Atheism: An Introduction.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1964 - Studies in East European Thought 4 (4):277-295.
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  30. Soviet Writings on Atheism and Religion.Thomas J. Blakeley - 1964 - Studies in East European Thought 4 (4):319-338.
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  31. The Australian Book of Atheism.Warren Bonett (ed.) - forthcoming - Embiggen Books.
  32. What's Wrong with Methodological Naturalism?Michael Bradie - 2009 - Human Affairs 19 (2):126 - 137.
    The compatibility of Darwinism with religious beliefs has been the subject of vigorous debate from 1859 to the present day. Darwin himself did not think that there was any incompatibility between his theory of natural selection and the existence of God. However, he did not think that appeals to the direct or indirect activity of a Creator substantially increased our understanding of any natural phenomenon. In effect, Darwin endorsed what we would today label as ’methodological naturalism,’ roughly the view that (...)
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  33. A Moral Argument for Atheism.Raymond D. Bradley - unknown
    First: there is ample precedent for what I am doing. Socrates, for example, examined the religious beliefs of his contemporaries-- especially the belief that we ought to do what the gods command--and showed them to be both ill-founded and conceptually confused. I wish to follow in his footsteps though not to share in his fate. A glass of wine, not of poison, would be my preferred reward.
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  34. God, Design, and Evolution: A Teleological Argument for Atheism.Raymond D. Bradley - unknown
    Many things in the natural world work so well that they seem to have been designed. But by what? Could nature itself, by processes including those of evolution, be the designer? Or must their complex structure and function be attributed to some intelligent designer or God? Is natural design compatible with intelligent design? How good is the argument from the presence of design to an intelligent designer? And if we could legitimately infer the probable existence of an intelligent designer from (...)
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  35. Can Atheism Be Rational? A Reading of Thomas Aquinas.Stephen L. Brock - 2002 - Acta Philosophica: Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia 11 (2):215-238.
    Does St Thomas Aquinas have anything to teach us on the subject of atheism? We might doubt it, even if we share his basic outlook. The reason would be the very fact that in his day there were so few who did not share it. It was, as they say, an age of faith. The profession of some sort of religious belief, indeed monotheism, was virtually universal, not just in Europe but in practically all of what Europeans then knew of (...)
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  36. How Blind is the Watchmaker?: Theism or Atheism: Should Science Decide?Neil Broom - 1998 - Ashgate.
  37. Atheismus. Begriffsbestimmung, Verbreitung, Geschichte, Argumente.Godehard Brüntrup - forthcoming - In Heinrich Oberreuter (ed.), Staatslexikon der Görres-Gesellschaft. Herder.
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  38. The Case for Atheism.Robin Burgess - 2001 - Heythrop Journal 42 (1):66–70.
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  39. Nonexistence of Gods: An Inductive Proof.Christian Buth - manuscript
    I prove the nonexistence of gods. The proof is based on three axioms: Ockham’s razor (OR), religiosity is endogenous in humans, and, there are no miracles. The OR is formulated operationally, to remove improper postulates, such that it yields not only a plausible argument but truth. The validity of the second and the third axiom is established empirically by inductive reasoning relying on a thorough analysis of the psychiatric literature and skeptical publications. With these axioms I prove that gods are (...)
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  40. Nonexistence of Gods: A Deductive Proof.Christian Buth - manuscript
    I prove the nonexistence of gods. The properties of imaginary gods are laid out in a series of theorems that are only based on first principles, most notably the axiom Ockham’s razor; the theorems remain true for the case that there are no gods. Central is the result that gods are arbitrary, i.e., random without any further regularity; this implies that the temporal dependence of the probability to find a miracle is described by a Poisson process and spatially by an (...)
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  41. Atheism, Morality and Meaning.Reviewed Rosalind Carey - 2005 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (1):87–90.
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  42. Atheism, Morality and Meaning.Rosalind Carey - 2001 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (1):87-90.
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  43. The Cambridge Companion to Atheism. Edited by Michael Martin.Anthony J. Carroll - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (3):539-540.
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  44. Atheism and Theism. J. J. C. Smart J. J. Haldane.Timothy Chappell - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):836-839.
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  45. Agape and the Anonymous Religion of Atheism.Lorenzo Chiesa & Alberto Toscano - 2007 - Angelaki 12 (1):113 – 126.
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  46. Plantinga and Probabilistic Atheism.Keith Chrzan - 1991 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (1):21 - 27.
    Plantinga underestimates the prospects for probabilistic atheism. He employs a flawed mathematical rendition of the atheist's crucial claim, (1) and he misunderstands the utility (1) would have for the atheist.
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  47. Merold Westphal, Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism. [REVIEW]John Churchill - 2000 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 47 (3):183-185.
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  48. Materialism Restated.Chapman Cohen - 1943 - London: Issued for the Secular Society, Limited, by the Pioneer Press.
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  49. A More Dangerous Enemy? Philo's “Confession” and Hume's Soft Atheism.Benjamin Cordry - 2011 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (1):61-83.
    While Hume has often been held to have been an agnostic or atheist, several contemporary scholars have argued that Hume was a theist. These interpretations depend chiefly on several passages in which Hume allegedly confesses to theism. In this paper, I argue against this position by giving a threshold characterization of theism and using it to show that Hume does not confess. His most important confession does not cross this threshold and the ones that do are often expressive rather than (...)
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  50. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology.William Lane Craig & Quentin Smith - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called "the Big Bang." The question of whether Big Bang cosmology supports theism or atheism has long been a matter of discussion among the general public and in popular science books, but has received scant attention from philosophers. This book sets out to fill this gap by means of a sustained debate between two philosophers, William Lane Craig (...)
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