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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Review of 50 Voices of Disbelief in Theology, Ethics and Philosophy

This is a rather critical review of 50 Voices of Disbelief, by a Catholic theologian, but one that might help sell the book for all that.

It concludes:
Many well-known atheists teaching at major universities all over the world are included here: Nicholas Everitt, J.L. Schellenberg, J.J.C. Smart, Graham Oppy, Sean Carroll, Victor Stenger, Austin Dacey, Susan Blackmore, Peter Singer, and Michael Tooley all finally get to tell their stories to a much wider readership.

H/T Udo.


Russell Blackford said...

In some cases, the people listed are not really getting to a wider readership than they usually do - I'm sure that Peter Singer's books sell a lot more copies than 50VoD will, for example. In a number of cases, though, it's doubtless true. We'll have larger sales than most specialised academic works.

Felix said...

Seeing that list of academic atheists, I am wondering whether you invited Joseph Hoffman to contribute to 50VoD?

Russell Blackford said...

I don't believe we did, because I don't believe he was someone who was on our radar at the time. Mea culpa, perhaps.