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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Atheism
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates
EditorsChristopher R. Cotter, Philip Quadrio, Jonathan Tuckett
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-54964-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-54962-0
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Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameSophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
Volume21

Abstract

Whether understood in a narrow sense as the popular works of a small number of (white male) authors, or as a larger more diffuse movement, over the past decade or so scholars, journalists, and activists from all ‘sides’ in the atheism versus theism debate, have noted the emergence of a particular form of atheism frequently dubbed ‘New Atheism’. Exactly what this New Atheism is, or who ought to count as a New Atheist, is not an issue that we sought to set out, or determine, in any strict sense at the beginning of the project, rather we have left such considerations as matters best determined by our contributors; our reasoning on this point is something we will return to shortly.

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