Michael Martin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. Beginning in 1975 he held the position of professor of philosophy at Boston University. He is now retired.
In addition to his over one hundred published articles, Martin has written several books including his sweeping Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (1990), The Case Against Christianity (1991), and a collection of short stories: The Big Domino in the Sky and Other Atheistic Tales (1996).
See also Michael Martin's many articles in the Secular Web Library.
What is a well-educated atheist? Martin distinguishes between educating someone about atheism and educating him or her to be an atheist. The question of atheistic education, he argues, is not so much how people come to be atheists, but rather what they should learn once they are atheists.
Should atheists want everyone to embrace atheism? Should atheism become a universally held view? Many atheists seem to think so.
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