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The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

by Edward Feser

Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
ISBN: 9781587314520
Pages: 312
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-16
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"The central contention of the "New Atheism" of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens is that the centuries-old "war between science and religion" is now over and that religion has lost. But as Edward Feser shows in The Last Superstition, there is not, and never has been, any war between science and religion at all. There has instead been a conflict between two entirely philosophical worldviews: the classical "teleological" vision of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas, on which purpose or goal-directedness is as inherent a feature of the material world as mass or electric charge; and the modern "mechanical" vision of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, according to which