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This chapter first discusses what it would be for something to be supernatural. I argue that there are good reasons not to reject supernaturalism. The essay then considers whether there is an interesting connection between atheism and the supernatural. One topic central to this question is that of whether atheistic belief can be rationally tied to the rejection of belief in anything supernatural. I argue that it cannot, because - as we will see - it is highly implausible that the world encompasses no supernatural properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Atheism and Philosophy
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781119119302
ISBN (Print)9781119119111
StatePublished - Apr 19 2019


  • Atheism
  • Atheistic belief
  • Causal closure
  • Monotheistic religions
  • Naturalism
  • Supernaturalism
  • The supernatural
  • Theories of truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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