50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists presents acollection of original essays drawn from an international group ofprominent voices in the fields of academia, science, literature,media and politics who offer carefully considered statements of whythey are atheists. Features a truly international cast of contributors, rangingfrom public intellectuals such as Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore,and A.C. Grayling, novelists, such as Joe Haldeman, and heavyweightphilosophers of religion, including Graham Oppy and MichaelTooley Contributions range from rigorous philosophical arguments tohighly personal, even whimsical, accounts of how each of thesenotable thinkers have come to reject religion in their lives Likely to have broad appeal given the current publicfascination with religious issues and the reception of such booksas The God Delusion and The End of Faith
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An enjoyable read of the many and somewhat diverse voices of disbelief. This is more a set of personal vignettes about coming to disbelief than a set of systematic arguments for atheism. There is one irony. While the main argument for disbelief is the absence of good scientific evidence, many of the stories are about the impact of personal experiences on disbelief. This highlights the struggle for an evolved species so tuned to conformity and personal experience to become guided by reason and evidence. As a psychologist interested in how people construct their understandings of the existential questions, this was a very useful book.more