Naturalism and Physicalism
Eales (Evan)
Source: Martin (Michael) - The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, 2007
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  1. Naturalism and physicalism are metaphysical positions commonly associated with atheism. Both are stronger than atheism: they entail atheism, conceived (minimally) as the denial that there is an all-powerful, omniscient, perfectly good disembodied1 personal being who has created the physical universe.
  2. Naturalism and physicalism are, therefore, natural allies of atheism, and offer a philosophical framework within which atheism finds a natural home.

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