"A tour-de-force for the mind.... This is a book to be read several times and savored while being slowly digested.... If one follows Martin's reasoning throughout this book, one will have gone through the most thorough and vigorous examination of the logical arguments surrounding atheism and theism that has ever been offered."
—Gordon Stein, American Rationalist
"[This book] has the impact of a runaway train. It is certainly the best philosophical justification of atheism that I have ever read.... Even readers with little philosophical background will find themselves richly repaid."
If God-talk is meaningless, it's meaningless regardless of whether one is arguing for or against God's existence.
The one draw back to this book is that it might make for rough reading for those who are not familiar with the symbolization and syntax of sentential logic.
There is very little original content here; Martin simply rehashes, in simplified and unconvincing synopsis, the criticisms of other atheistic writers.
Simply the most staggeringly powerful philosophical book refuting various Christian arguments for God I have ever read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kerry Shirts
Michael L. Martin (born 1932) is professor emeritus at Boston University, and sits on the editorial board of the philosophy journal, Philo. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steven H Propp
Michael Martin's Atheism is one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive cases for atheism out there. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Nolan
Professional philosopher Michael Martin consistently and rigorously defended atheism long before the advent of the comparatively shallow New Atheists (Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens,... Read morePublished on June 29, 2008 by Kerry Walters
Published in 1990 Michael Martin's `Atheism a Philosophical Justification', surveys philosophical arguments in support of an atheistic worldview. Read morePublished on April 30, 2006 by Reader From Aurora
This is a thoughtful study of arguments for and against the existence of a monotheist deity. Of course, the title does bother me slightly, given that I regard Christianity,... Read morePublished on January 31, 2005 by Jill Malter
If your an atheist this book is for you and if you have second thoughts about god this will get you over the hump. Read morePublished on January 18, 2005 by Carl
Michael Martin's book has many strengths, most of them lying in his comprehensive approach to the discussion of atheism. Read morePublished on November 4, 2004 by Daniel R. Sanderman
Martin's "Atheism: A Philosophical Justification" is divided into two main parts. In the first part, Martin argues that there is no good argument for the existence of God, and that... Read morePublished on July 1, 2004 by TiZ