5 Philosophical Tips for Atheists

Richard Wade asked me about philosophical concepts atheists should know and about existentialism.

I replied by explaining theistic existentialism, atheistic existentialism, how atheists need to avoid reductionist traps, why atheists should not give up on philosophy out of frustration with sophistical theists, and how I would handle cosmological arguments for the existence of God much more swiftly and directly than usually is done.

You can read all this at The Friendly Atheist.

Also, speaking of Richard Wade, and interviews, in case you missed it I had a wonderful round of interviews with him:

The Origins of “Ask Richard”

Anger In Families Divided Over Religion

Atheism and Religions As Bases For Identities

How Atheists Should Respond to Alcoholics Anonymous, and How Personal Values Influence Professional Therapy

The Ethics of Lying To Stay In A Protective Closet

How Atheists Should Confront And Replace Religions

Whether Believers and Non-Believers Should Avoid Marrying Each Other

Whether Believers Are Literally Deluded

Your Thoughts?

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://www.preparedfortheworst.wordpress.com Chris Harris

    You did a good job. I thought all of your answers were spot on.

  • Physicalist

    Very nice. Very articulate and spot on.


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