Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 10. nóv. 2015 - 304 síđur
How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities.
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... Greece Chapter 1: Polytheistic Greece Chapter 2: Good Books Chapter 3: Battling the Gods Chapter 4: The Material Cosmos Part Two: Classical Athens Chapter 5: Cause and Effect Chapter 6: ˇConcerning the Gods, I Cannot Know˘ Chapter 7 ...
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. Chapter 15: Imagine Chapter 16: Christians, Heretics, and Other Atheists Acknowledgments Notes A Note About the Author To the people of Greece in these difficult times Preface.
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. To the people of Greece in these difficult times Preface This book is about atheists in the ancient world,
... Greece: their ideas, their innovations, their battles, their persecution. It is a work of history, not of proselytism. It is not my aim to prove the truth (or indeed falsehood) of atheism as a philosophical position. I do, however, have ...
... Greece the first philosophical articulations of skepticism toward traditional religion, in the writings of Xenophanes of Colophon (ca. 570w 475 BC). But the exact dates do not greatly affect my point, which is rather a rhetorical one ...
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