- Author : Robin Le Poidevin
- Release Date : 28 October 2010
- Publisher : Oxford University Press
- Categories : Philosophy
- Pages : 134 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780199575268
- ISBN 10 : 0199575266
Synopsis : Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction written by Robin Le Poidevin, published by Oxford University Press which was released on 28 October 2010. Download Agnosticism A Very Short Introduction Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that Robin Le Poidevin considers in this Very Short Introduction. He sets the philosophical case for agnosticism and explores it as a historical and cultural phenomenon. What emerges is a much more sophisticated, and much more interesting, attitude than a simple failure to either commit to, or reject, religious belief. Le Poidevin challenges some preconceptions and assumptions among both believers and non-atheists, and invites the reader to rethink their own position on the issues. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.