Global and local atheisms

I introduce a distinction between global and local versions of atheism and theism, where global ones are about all notions of God and local ones are about specific notions. Current expressions of atheism are ambiguous between the two. I argue that global atheism is difficult to enunciate and even mo...

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Published in:International journal for philosophy of religion
Main Author: Diller, Jeanine
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V [2016]
In: International journal for philosophy of religion
Year: 2016, Volume: 79, Issue: 1, Pages: 7-18
Further subjects:B Notion of God
B Theism
B Atheism
B NOTIONS (Philosophy)
B Concept of God
B Criteria of adequacy
B God
B Atheists
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Summary:I introduce a distinction between global and local versions of atheism and theism, where global ones are about all notions of God and local ones are about specific notions. Current expressions of atheism are ambiguous between the two. I argue that global atheism is difficult to enunciate and even more difficult to defend, so much so that global atheism is not yet justified. Until it is, atheists should be local atheists.
ISSN:1572-8684
Contains:Enthalten in: International journal for philosophy of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s11153-015-9550-1