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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Iff Books (26 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782796525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782796527
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 0.7 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,598,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Patrick O'Connor is a lecturer in philosophy from Co.Kerry, Ireland.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hugh Rock on 26 Sept. 2014
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Patrick O'Connor's book is refreshingly not another diatribe against religion. It is a challenge to atheism from within atheism. He wants to promote a 'radical atheism' with universal appeal in place of the new atheism that has 'failed to grab the imagination'. Radical atheism supplants the liberal individualism and scientific materialism of Harris, Dawkins, and Dennett. O'Connor wants a 'more profound atheism' committed to political intervention and the true value of the collective life. 'The inconsequentiality of contemporary forms of atheism [is] its utter social and cultural vacuity in the face of real economic and political problems'.

The religious tone is striking. O'Connor's complaints could have come from the Archbishop of Canterbury. 'Life is becoming increasingly cheap'; culture is slowly eroding'; people are immersed in 'the illusory and immediate happiness provided by economics'; 'the truth of our universal species is beyond ourselves'.

To articulate the new vision of radical atheism O'Connor turns to continental philosophy with its tradition of metaphysical and existential atheism and its drive to overcome nihilism. At this point I was puzzled. Why does O'Connor not turn to early Humanism? Why does he not use the resources of the visionary pioneers of atheism and the ethical societies; Felix Adler, George Holyoake, Charles Bradlaugh and Julian Huxley author of Religion Without Revelation?

I discovered that I had overlooked the crucially important first endnote. The ethical society tradition is here dismissed as 'noble humanism'. O'Connor takes up the anti-humanism of the French philosophers.
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By Jonny Shire on 30 May 2015
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Surely one of the leading books on the subject.
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