The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays
By (author) Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Book DescriptionA philosopher as well as a poet, Shelley argues that the divine attributes of God are merely projections of human powers; life everlasting cannot be empirically demonstrated, for it runs counter to all the evidence for mortality given by the natural world, which is the only world we know. During his brief life, Shelley affronted the armies of Christendom with a single-minded purpose. As Shelley observes in his dialogue "A Refutation of Deism", there can be no middle ground between accepting revealed religion and disbelieving in the existence of a deity - another way of stating the necessity of atheism. In all, these essays provide an important statement of the poet and freethinker's enlightened views on skepticism, faith, and the corruption of organized Christianity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879757748
(230mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 19-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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A one-volume collection of five editions of Shelley's later and posthumously published verse, which originally appeared separately between 1819 and 1824.
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