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Agnosticism and Fictionalism: A Reply to Le Poidevin

Natalja Deng

Abstract

I have always found Robin’s writings on religion delightfully insightful and stimulating, and this piece was no exception. What follows are some of the thoughts that occurred to me, in order of occurrence.

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Le Poidevin, Robin. 1996. Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. London: Routledge.

—. 2016. “Playing the God Game: The Perlis of Religious Fictionalism”. In Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine, edited by Andrei Buckareff and Yujin Nagasawa, 178–91. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

—. 2020. “Fiction and the Agnostic”. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12, no. 3. doi:10.24204/ejpr.v12i3.3415.

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