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Book Review

A thoughtful argument for atheism

By Jesse Singal
October 20, 2011

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“The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions,’’ by Duke University philosophy professor Alex Rosenberg, isn’t quite in the same category as the tomes of well-known atheists Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. While he is certainly disdainful of religious belief in many of the same ways as the other two, Rosenberg goes further than they do, making some rather radical arguments about what it means to be a conscious, living being, and about the nature of existence.

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THE ATHEIST’S GUIDE TO REALITY: ENJOYING LIFE WITHOUT ILLUSIONS By Alex Rosenberg

Norton , 352 pp., illustrated , $25.95