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Positive Atheism: Bayle, Meslier, D'Holbach, Diderot

Devellennes, Charles (2021) Positive Atheism: Bayle, Meslier, D'Holbach, Diderot. Edinburgh University Press, 240 pp. ISBN 978-1-4744-7843-4. E-ISBN 978-1-4744-7845-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:78742)

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Abstract

Examines the evolution of the positive nature of atheism as a political philosophy in French Enlightenment thinkers / Written from the perspective of atheists – or those sympathetic to atheism – as opposed to the perspective of theologians / Explores the larger context of the history of atheism: where negative atheism gave way to positive atheism, and where positive atheism eventually made room for metatheism – exemplified in the writing of Diderot / Shows the profound consequences of atheism for political thought in its various defences of republicanism / Adds new dimensions to our understanding of the contribution of Bayle, Meslier, d’Holbach and Diderot to the history of ideas / Charles Devellennes looks at the the religious, social and political thought of the first four thinkers of the French Enlightenment: Pierre Bayle, Jean Meslier, Paul-Henri Thiry d’Holbach and Denis Diderot to explicitly argue for atheism as a positive philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Charles Devellennes
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 07:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78742 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Devellennes, Charles: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5895-1077
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