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[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 5. Atheism]

Full Idea

It is amazing that so many philosophers take the death of God as tragic. Atheism is not a drama, but the philosopher's serenity and philosophy's achievement.

Gist of Idea

Atheism is the philosopher's serenity, and philosophy's achievement


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.4)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.92

A Reaction

It seems to me that it is the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that feels the death of God as a tragedy. Modern Anglo-American philosophers are mostly pretty serene on the subject, unless, like Dennett, they go on the offensive.