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Seven Types of Atheism A Highly Readable, Fascinating Book That Jerks The Debate On Religion Versus Atheism Right Out Of Its Crusted Rut Into The Light Of Serious Intellectual Scrutiny ObserverA Meditation On The Importance Of Atheism In The Modern World And Its Inadequacies And Contradictions By One Of Britain S Leading Philosophers When You Explore Older Atheisms, You Will Find Some Of Your Firmest Convictions Secular Or Religious Are Highly Questionable If This Prospect Disturbs You, What You Are Looking For May Be Freedom From Thought For A Generation Now, Public Debate Has Been Corroded By A Narrow Derision Of Religion In The Name Of An Often Very Vaguely Understood Science John Gray S Stimulating And Extremely Enjoyable New Book Describes The Rich, Complex World Of The Atheist Tradition, A Tradition Which He Sees As In Many Ways As Rich As That Of Religion Itself, As Well As Being Deeply Intertwined With What Is So Often Crudely Viewed As Its OppositeThe Result Is A Book That Sheds An Extraordinary And Varied Light On What It Is To Be Human And On The Thinkers Who Have, At Different Times And Places, Battled To Understand This Issue


10 thoughts on “Seven Types of Atheism

  1. says:

    There are different kinds of theists However, when it comes to atheism, we simply lump them into one single group, atheists But obviously, if you think about it, atheism is also heterogeneous The atheisms of Dawkins, Russell, Conrad, and Schopenhauer are quite different genre...


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    I had not purchased this book to enlighten myself on the subject of atheism what I was looking for was Gray s veritable erudition and sober judgement that lie behind and glint through the subject matters on which he focuses in his works As anyone acquainted with Gray s body of work would know, by no means could have Seven Types of Atheism been a headlong attack on atheism per se or some sort of dull exercise in taxonomy Instead, the book covers the scope and character of ways in which humans I had not purchased this book to enlighten myself on the subject of atheism what I was looking for was Gray s veritable erudition and sober judgement that lie behind and glint through the subject matters on which he focuses in h...


  3. says:

    Good but It s basically a rehash of Gray s views on religion, secular humanism, faith in science progress, the Christian Millenarian Gnostic roots of what he calls evangelical liberalism, the Enlightenment origins of Communism and Nazism, and so forth And the cast of characters are familiar, too, like Schopenhauer, Santayana, Conrad, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Shestov, Mesmer, Auguste de Comte, the Utilitarians Bentham, Mill, Sidgwick , Russell, etc That is, if you ve read a book Good but It s basically a rehash of Gray s views on religion, secular humanism, faith in science progress, the Christian Millenarian Gnostic roots of what he calls evangelical liberalism, the Enlightenment origins of Communism and Na...


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    I learned a lot and made scores of notes and highlights It s the sort of book I wish I d bought as a hard copy so I could press it into friends hands and say, here, read this Having had interactions with transhumanists who seems to be seeking personal immortality if only they could live to 80 by which time the technology should be ready and thus the comfort of immortality that religion brings having observed people who claim to be secular humanists gather on Facebook to sneer at others w I learned a lot and made scores of notes and highlights It s the sort of book I wish I d bought as a hard copy so I c...


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    Preface I think I run in different circles than Mr Gray so I don t really get all that upset by the hordes of pretentious humanist that seem to dog him Which means I don t really have a dog in the hunt and in general I don t care what anybody else believes or disbelieves, but I do like the way Gray talks so it is still fun.In The BeginningGray asserts repeatedly that many or maybe most Atheists are working from the monotheistic stylebook This seems especially appropriate for those strains Preface I think I run in different circles than Mr Gray so I don t really get all that upset by the hordes of pretentious humanist ...


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    I found this exploration of atheism really interesting and thought provoking I see from some other reviews that Gray s ideas can be controversial and I d have to give his conclusions a lotthought and discussion before I could be sure how much I agree, or not, with him, but I certainly found the book absorbing reading According to Gray, religion and atheism aren t binary constructs, but that there are in fact many sorts of atheism, just as there are many types of religion He narrows it d I found th...


  7. says:

    John Gray takes us through different types of atheism in this original and thought provoking book Here are the seven types of atheism New atheism which he has no time for secular humanism which he dismisses as an ontotheology that s much less interesting than theistic and non theistic religion scientism a travesty of science political millenarianism dangerous God hatred obsessive cosmic indifference which he has time for I m personally attracted to the idea of a Hardyesque cos John Gray takes us through different types of atheism in this original and thought provoking b...


  8. says:

    Whilst reading this book I had mixed feelings Some chapters parts were TEDIOUS and I remember nothing of what was said in those chapters, unfortunately But some chapters were enthralling I just couldn t stop reading and mark witty qoutes from both Gray and the many philosophers starring in this book Generally speaking, it was way too much irrelevant facts in Seven Types of Atheism for my taste Yes, it s important to know the backstory and all, but in many cases these backstories seemed ir Whilst reading this book I had mixed feelings Some chapters parts were TEDIOUS and I remember nothing of what was said in those chapters, unfortunately But some chapters were enthralling I just couldn t stop reading and mark witty qoutes from both Gray and the many philosophers starring in this book Generally speaking, it was way too much irrelevant facts in Seven Types of Atheism for my taste Yes, it s important to know the backstory and all, but in many cases thes...


  9. says:

    This book should ve beenexplicit about its premise John Gray s overall argument is not lucidly presented in his run through of the historical figures of atheism that contributed to the belief itself However, as interesting as reading about the enlightenment philosophers, Kant, Hume, and modern thinkers, Sade and so on, the book increasingly became a narration of event The criticality of Seven Types of Atheism is hardly palpable due to focusing on recounting the irreligious movement duri This book should ve beenexplicit about its premise John Gray s overall argument is not lucidly presented in his run through of the historical figures of atheism that contributed to the belief itself However, as interesting as reading about the enlightenment philosophers, Kant, Hume, and modern thinkers, Sade and so on, the book increasingly became a narration of event The criticality of Seven Types of Atheism is hardly palpable due to focusing on recounting the irreligious movement during the enlightenment On the positive side, if you are interested in how the contemporary atheism thinking came about, Seven Types of Atheism is the book to read Before grabbing the book, I thought I was going to read a deconstruction of atheism Although I believe this book should ve been called, The History of Atheism , it r...


  10. says:

    An Intriguing Critique of the New Atheists that is written by an Atheist John N Gray showcases a nuanced and novel approach to the topic of Religion itself that s really refreshing He shows that not all Atheists think like the New Atheists when it comes to the contentious topic of Religion and that one can have a balanced view of the development and phenomenon of Religious Belief which is still critical without resorting to dehumanizing and demonizing Believers who hold these Myths as Sacred An Intriguing Critique of the New Atheists that is written by an Atheist John N Gray showcases a nuanced and novel approach to the topic of Religion itself that s really refreshing He shows that not all Atheists think like the New Atheists when it comes to the contentious topic of Religion and that one can have a balanced view of the development and phenomenon of Religious Belief which is still critical without resorting to dehumanizing and demonizing Believers who hold these Myths as Sacred.I ve personally noticed that Anti Theism among many Atheists is declining in the world thanks to people like Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Haidt John N Gray should also be count...