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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... Atheism on Trial Chapter 9: Plato and the Atheists Part Three: The Hellenistic Era Chapter 10: Gods and Kings Chapter 11: Philosophical Atheism Chapter 12: Epicurus Theomakhos Part Four: Rome Chapter 13: With Gods on Our Side Chapter 14 ...
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. Preface. This book is about atheists in the ancient world, primarily in Greece: their ideas, their innovations, their battles, their persecution. It is a work of history, not of proselytism. It ...
... atheist intellectual in Athens at the end of the fifth century BC, did not take place. But it could have done. All of the ideas in it are to be found in ancient Greek sources. If the terms of the debate seem arrestingly modern, that is ...
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. the regular state of affairs, needing no explanation, whereas any kind of deviation is seen as weird and remarkable. This view underpins the modernist mythology: the post-Enlightenment West is ...
Atheism in the Ancient World Tim Whitmarsh. We connive in the etymological quirk that identifies them only by their lack (a ... Atheist history is not embodied in buildings or rituals in quite the same way, but the principle is identical.
Plato and the Atheists
Gods and Kings
With Gods on Our Side
Atheism on Trial