Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Oct 28, 2010 - Philosophy - 134 pages
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What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction. He sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. What emerges is a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges some preconceptions and assumptions among both believers and non-atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Overall an engaging and clear overview of agnosticism. My favourite point in particular was that of the value and importance of uncertainty in life. Read full review

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User Review  - Ringo - Goodreads

I would say this is a great book talking about the fundamental question: whether the god exists? The evidences here are so great that it is worth reading for every person who has a religious question. Read full review

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Robin Le Poidevinis Professor Metaphysics at Leeds University. In 2007 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge.

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