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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Publicity material for The Australian Book of Atheism

I've received in the post a whole batch of postcards advertising The Australian Book of Atheism, edited by Warren Bonett, appearing from Scribe on 22 November. This contains, among many other goodies, an article par moi, on the subject of freedom of speech. Think of it as a great Christmas present (an even better one would be this book combined with 50 Voices of Disbelief ... but you could guess that).

While prominent international thinkers have made significant contributions to the general conversation on belief and religion, Australians have been less heard.

The Australian Book of Atheism is the first collection to explore atheism from an Australian viewpoint. Bringing together essays from 33 of the nation’s pre-eminent atheist, rationalist, humanist, and sceptical thinkers, it canvasses a range of opinions on religion and secularism in Australia.

With other authors such as Graham Oppy and John Wilkins, this is going to be a strong collection.


Anonymous said...

Is there a contribution from Peter Singer?

Brian said...

How did Wilkin's get a guernsey? Everbody knows he's a militant, fundamentalist gnu agnostic! ;)

Russell Blackford said...

I'll be publishing the fall list (I have it here somewhere), but I don't believe Peter Singer is on it.

Chrys Stevenson said...

Singer was invited to write for the book but other obligations and time constraints meant he was unable to contribute.

Russell Blackford said...

er, "full list". And thanks for that information, Chrys.