Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A justification - justified
This is a thorough and systematic exposition of the theme. The chapters are not too long. It is the sort of book that you can dip into if the thought of reading it from cover to cover is daunting. It is a work more for somebody already familiar with the God debate rather than a complete newcomer who would be better served by something a little less technical.
Published 9 months ago by Mike

versus
5 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thick and extensive, but...
This thick book has a very broad coverage, deals with many arguments, and is therefore very informative. However:
1. It lacks logic, the most striking example being its defense of both the meaninglessness of the word "God" and its use of arguments against the existence of "God". The Atheist philopher Kai Nielsen would have been more consistent...
Published on 24 Oct 1997


Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A justification - justified, 9 Oct 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a thorough and systematic exposition of the theme. The chapters are not too long. It is the sort of book that you can dip into if the thought of reading it from cover to cover is daunting. It is a work more for somebody already familiar with the God debate rather than a complete newcomer who would be better served by something a little less technical.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thick and extensive, but..., 24 Oct 1997
By A Customer
This thick book has a very broad coverage, deals with many arguments, and is therefore very informative. However:
1. It lacks logic, the most striking example being its defense of both the meaninglessness of the word "God" and its use of arguments against the existence of "God". The Atheist philopher Kai Nielsen would have been more consistent here (see "Does God Exist?")
2. Martins seems to blame Theism for not being proven with mathematicla certitude. But he does seem to realize that this kind of Humean Skepticism is also fatal to Atheism
3 He unfortunately misrepresent or misunderstands some arguments. For example, concerning the Kalam argument, he confuses actual and potential infinites; thinks that one can construct an actual infinite by starting beginningless. Either this is a "beginless begin" (nonsense) or a an actual inifinite (which is what is at stake: he begs the question...). He simply asserts that scientists think that the universe could appear uncaused, without mentioning the absurdities of these theories (Hawkings' imaginary time and space, Quantum modles without time, space and files, and without a cosmic observer to collapse their function...).
4 . He does not realize that the evidence for evil is fatal for the atheist purposless, valueless indifferent universe, and makes only sense if there is a purposeful, personal Creator....
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RELATIVITY,PERCEPTIONS,ILLUSIONS. THIS IS YOUR OWN TRUTH!, 22 May 1998
By A Customer
DON'T JUSTIFY YOUR POSITION BY THE USE OF RESTRICTIVE JUDGEMENTAL BOUNDARIES. IF THOUGHT IS FREE FLOWING, YOUR EXPLAINATIONS MAY BE YOUR OWN TRUTHS, NOT ALWAYS OTHERS. WHAT I JUST WROTE AND AM WRITING NOW IS ANOTHER RESTRICTION I SET UPON MYSELF LABELING WHAT I THINK YOU SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT PRECIEVE. JUST REMEMBER: ALL POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING INCORRECT, FOR IT IS CORRECT IN THE FIRST PLACE. A VERY PROVACATIVE BOOK.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Atheism: A Philosophical Justification
Atheism: A Philosophical Justification by Michael Martin (Hardcover - 31 Dec 1990)
Used & New from: 35.58
Add to wishlist See buying options
Only search this product's reviews