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Method: Atheism


Wood, G, Method: Atheism, Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy, Macmillan Reference USA, JW Koterski and G Oppy (ed), United States, pp. 49-63. ISBN 9780028664460 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Suppose that you are given two worldviews, one championed by a theist and one championed by an atheist. What method or methods should be used in attempts to assess the comparative merits of these worldviews? What kinds of considerations should feed into these methods? This chapter begins with a discussion of themes central to answering these two questions, including specifying two worldviews to allow for meaningful comparison. Then a series of topics (see the headings below) will be addressed for the benefit of a person, identified as the ‘undecided person’, who does not yet endorse either worldview, in order to establish if there are reasons to prefer the atheistic worldview presented here.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:epistemology of religion, philosophy of religion, atheism
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Epistemology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Religion
Objective Field:Religion and society
UTAS Author:Wood, G (Dr Graham Wood)
ID Code:130989
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-02-25
Last Modified:2020-08-24

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