The Age of Atheists

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In the wake of Nietzsche's declaration in 1882 that 'God is dead', secular philosophers, poets, painters, scientists and novelists began devoting their energies to a search for ways of living in the absence of religious belief. Peter Watson's analyses of atheism's many different traditions - not just the Darwinian position of today's 'militant atheists' - come together in this work of intellectual history, which shows how their ideas evolved, matured and gained in resonance and popularity over more than a century.

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The Age of Atheists

The Age of Atheists

How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God

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9781476754314     Product Code: 223238

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In the wake of Nietzsche's declaration in 1882 that 'God is dead', secular philosophers, poets, painters, scientists and novelists began devoting their energies to a search for ways of living in the absence of religious belief. Peter Watson's analyses of atheism's many different traditions - not just the Darwinian position of today's 'militant atheists' - come together in this work of intellectual history, which shows how their ideas evolved, matured and gained in resonance and popularity over more than a century.

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