OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN : 9780199575268

参考価格(税込): 
¥1,598
著者: 
Robin Le Poidevin
ページ
152 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
114 x 173 mm
刊行日
2010年10月
シリーズ
Very Short Introductions

カートに入れる

購入するには、商品をカートに入れ、ページ上方の「ショッピングカート」より手続きを行ってください。

メール送信
印刷
  • Challenges the conception of agnosticism, arguing that it is a respectable position to take
  • Argues that agnosticism is not confined to the religious sphere, but something we encounter in science and ethics
  • Considers agnosticism as a historical and social phenomenon, introducing both the ideas and the people involved
  • Examines some of the fundamental questions surrounding the subject

  
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.

目次: 

1: What is agnosticism?
2: Who were the first agnostics?
3: Is agnosticism necessary?
4: Why be agnostic?
5: Does agnosticism rest on a mistake?
6: How should the agnostic live?
7: How should agnosticism be taught?
References and further reading

著者について: 

Robin Le Poidevin took a first degree in philosophy and psychology at Oxford University, and went on to postgraduate research at Cambridge University. He is now Professor Metaphysics at Leeds Univeristy, and the author of a number of books and articles on metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. In 2007 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge.

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.
 
Agnosticism

このページに掲載の「参考価格」は日本国内における希望小売価格です。当ウェブサイトでのご購入に対して特別価格が適用される場合、販売価格は「割引価格」として表示されます。なお、価格は予告なく変更されることがございますので、あらかじめご了承ください。