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Atheists by Nick  Spencer
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Jul 22, 2014

it was ok
bookshelves: elitism, history, introspection, making-connections, philosophy-and-logic

Serves very well as a 'to-read' list of influential free thinkers, and a rudimentary primer on the way they influenced one another. Based on the few books I've read that Spencer described, I can't trust his analyses and summaries of any of these philosophies; but in those few places where he elucidates his own philosophy, Spencer tends to be thought provoking.

Religious people looking to have their biases about atheism and atheists reaffirmed will find plenty to enjoy, while atheists looking to have their biases about theist apologetisists reaffirmed will find plenty of the same.

People of either leaning who don't mind reading past the self congratulatory and often reductionist summaries, however, to extract this books factual substance should find a good starting point for their own exploration of atheism's philosophic history.
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Reading Progress

July 9, 2014 – Started Reading
July 22, 2014 – Shelved
July 22, 2014 – Shelved as: elitism
July 22, 2014 – Shelved as: history
July 22, 2014 – Shelved as: introspection
July 22, 2014 – Shelved as: making-connections
July 22, 2014 – Shelved as: philosophy-and-logic
July 22, 2014 – Finished Reading

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