Atheism: A Philosophical Justification

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A Philosophical Justification

MICHAEL MARTIN

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS Philadelphia

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Atheism: A Philosophical Justification
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I Negative Atheism 27
  • Chapter 1: The Justification of Negative Atheism 29
  • Chapter 2: The Meaningfulness of Religious Language 40
  • Chapter 3: The Ontological Argument 79
  • Chapter 4: The Cosmological Argument 96
  • Chapter 5: The Teleological Argument 125
  • Conclusion 139
  • Conclusion 146
  • Conclusion 152
  • General Conclusion 153
  • Chapter 6: The Argument from Religious Experience 154
  • Chapter 7: The Argument from Miracles 188
  • Chapter 8 Some Minor Evidential Arguments for God 210
  • Chapter 9 Beneficial Arguments for God 229
  • Chapter 10: Faith and Foundationalism 249
  • Part II Positive Atheism 279
  • Chapter 11 the Justification of Positive Atheism: Some Preliminaries 281
  • Chapter 12: Divine Attributes and Incoherence 286
  • Chapter 13: Atheistic Teleological Arguments 317
  • Chapter 14: The Argument from Evil 334
  • Chapter 15: The Free Will Defense 362
  • Chapter 16: Natural Evil 392
  • Chapter 17 Soul Making Theodicy 413
  • Chapter 18: Some Minor Theodicies 436
  • Conclusion 453
  • Appendix 461
  • Conclusion 475
  • Notes and Index 477
  • Index 535
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