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Views from the Green

"It is, as I have said ... a small podcast; and yet, there are those who love it." (with apologies to Daniel Webster, Dartmouth Class of 1801)

The Case for Atheism

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Recorded January 24, 2006

Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is a philosopher and confirmed atheist who argues that religion is nothing more than a comfortable fiction. His scholarship encompasses work on ethics, philosophy of law, epistemology, and informal logic and he is the author of "God? A Debate Between a Christian and and an Atheist." In this podcast, Sinnott-Armstrong discusses the reasoning behind his beliefs and talks about the social and political implications of heterodoxy in matters of faith.