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The Original Atheists free pdf A unique anthology of skeptical essays on religion by eighteenth-century thinkers who questioned the reigning orthodoxy and raised doubts about belief in God.
This is the first anthology ever published to feature the writings of leading eighteenth-century thinkers on the subjects of atheism, religion, freethought, and secularism. Editor S. T. Joshi has compiled notable essays by writers from France, England, and early America.
The contributors include Denis Diderot (a principal author of the multivolume French "Encyclopedie)," Baron d'Holbach ("System of Nature," 1770), Voltaire ("Philosophical Dictionary"), David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ethan Allen, Thomas Paine, and other lesser-known thinkers.
With a comprehensive introduction providing the intellectual and cultural context of the essays, this outstanding compilation will be of interest to students of philosophy, religious studies, and eighteenth-century intellectual history.

About S T Joshi

S. T. Joshi is a freelance writer, a scholar, and an editor. He is the author of "The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism," and he is the editor of "Atheism: A Reader- The Agnostic Reader"- "God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong"- "H. L. Mencken on Religion"- "Documents of American Prejudice"- "In Her Place: A Documentary History of Prejudice against Women"- and "What Is Man? And Other Irreverent Essays." He is also editor of the "American Rationalist."

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Author : S T Joshi
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Data Published : 07 January 2014
ISBN : 1616148411
EAN : 9781616148416
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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