From Atheism of the Concept Towards Atheism Without the Concept

  • Szymon Wróbel


The author explores a typically philosophical atheism, which he dubs the “atheism of the concept”, which for him gives rise to the “cult of the concept”. He asks if the “atheism of the concept” might not be a vestige of theistic thinking, which we ought to overcome. He also asks if an “atheism beyond the concept” might be possible. He does not present “atheism of the concept” as opposite to “atheism without the concept”, in as far as “the concept” is not the opposite of “life”. “Atheism without the concept” is rather an atheistic practice and concerns “lifestyle” rather than the content of convictions. In an atheistic world, it is not the reality of time that creates the reality of events, but the events themselves allow the course of time to unfold.


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  • Szymon Wróbel
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  1. 1.Faculty of “Artes Liberales”University of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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