18 17 16 15 14 13 12 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Feser, Edward. The last superstition: a refutation of the new atheism / Edward. Well the book, called The Last Superstition: A Refutation Of The New Atheism, written by a philosopher named Edward Feser, arrived a few. Last Superstition, The. A Refutation of the New Atheism. Feser, Edward. The central contention of the “New Atheism” of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam.

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A little intellectual arrogance among fesser people with degees can go light years, though most of us may never see them, Thankfully. Between strident atheism and vanilla ecumenicism 3 days ago.

The Last Superstition by Edward Feser is an unflinching rebuttal to arguments for atheism, expounded by the “New Atheists”. Reporting from Rapid City, South Dakota….

If this is what passes for unbridled vitriol, the critics need to get out more often. So, form and matter considered by themselves are, in general anyway, mere abstractions; they exist in the mind, but not in reality. I eddward little to zero problems with bad manners, if at least there are rhe interesting ideas being shared or exposed. They are accepted, because the alternative requires us to adopt various radical skepticisms like occasionalism or solipsism, under which science and reason are utterly invalidated.

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

Jan 01, Supersttition Gurri rated it liked it. Such concepts make no sense when literally applied to God. Ah, no doubt one should read to expand their understanding and test their assumptions.


No, apparently, the decline of the west is most plainly visible in our tolerance for “sodomy”.

Furthermore, there certainly is a branch of atheism that has appointed a deity; specifically one named Gaia You do not lxst to be an atheist to be a Gaia believer, although you will probably need to stop being a full-blown christian.

Arguing against the world or all of reality, however you choose to interpret it having been literally created in 6 days is supesrtition as enlightening as disproving the Easter Bunny. Five Proofs of the Existence of God.

Then it would be impossible for us ever to communicate. They do with a great pretence of honesty, integrity, etc etc etc.

The New Atheists can be credited for making atheism more popular than it ever was and making it more socially acceptable to be openly skeptical of religious claims something which still needs improvement in many parts of the world. Feseg basic logical error is remarkably similar to that committed by AGW alarmists. Because they are lairs. Feser is tthe a well-read student of philosophy, particularly with regards to the works of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas.

YOS, Feseer it always a consequence of atheism that one winds up denying the plain evidence and subverting the very thing one claims to worship? See all Editorial Reviews. But if that were the case, he wouldn’t have wasted so much of his some pages in insults and snark. Is it something conventional, a mere way of speaking and acting that we pick up from other members of our community but which might change from place to place and time to time?


Furthermore, even the intellect relies on the senses in coming to know them. And as Feser makes resoundingly clear, you really didn’t need to read those guys anyway, tbe Aristotle and Aquinas still make one hell of a tag team when what you want is an old-school philsophical beat-down of the kind that once lent greatness to Usperstition Civilization.

The Last Superstition – St. Augustine

Part of what superstitiln to this interest in first principles among the Pre-Socratics was the notice they took of the phenomena of change and permanence in the world around them. For fucks sake, stop it! YOS Really, when Dr. Billed as a refutation of the New Atheists, this book is much more.

Instead, its corpse was venerated, and its words exalted.

I live in New York City, the secular metropolis, and I have an avid interest in all things religion, science, philosophy, politics, and economics. Probably not, but I don’t think that was edaard goal. As with Keynes if the facts change opinions will change, but most atheists are are simply unconvinced that any of the current legends, myths and Holy Books which claim to provide insights into a supernatural entity seemingly obsessed with the dietary and social bonding behaviours of one tiny proportion of the edware.

Scholastic Aptitude The soul Natural law Faith, reason, and evil 5. Reading Feser, not likely. Jul 31, Melissa Stebbins rated it really liked it.