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Agnosticism: Explorations in Philosophy and Religious Thought

Francis Fallon and Gavin Hyman


This book brings together some leading contemporary philosophers, from both the analytic and continental traditions, to give a sustained and in-depth treatment of the question of agnosticism. Approaching the question from a variety of stances and employing different methodologies, the contributors explore the various possible meanings of agnosticism today. Several of them develop what they describe as a ‘New Agnosticism’, where the relationship with theism or forms of religious belief is not as mutually exclusive as has often been assumed. Others look for signs of agnosticism in places where i ... More

Keywords: agnosticism, New Atheism, science and religion, religious language, epistemology, fideism, mystery, apophaticism, scepticism, doubt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198859123
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198859123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis Fallon, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St John's University, New York

Gavin Hyman, editor
Senior Lecturer, University of Lancaster

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