The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

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Book Summary:
Professor Edward Feser argues here that Richard Dawkins has it all wrong. God is not a hypothesis, to be replaced if a more satisfactory theory comes up. Quite the contrary, Feser suggests, the existence of God can be proved by rationally compelling arguments. He thinks that not only is Dawkins wrong about this but so are his fellow atheists Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, all three of whom are frequently subject to humorous and telling remarks.
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About the Author:
Edward Feser

Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and six children.

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The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
5 Stars Fantastic Book!
on October 16, 2016
I was not sure what to expect when ordering this. From the outset Feser is transparent about his Catholicism and his respect for Aquinas philosophy. I was concerned that this book was going to be a knee-jerk reaction to modern atheism which would not be helpful as I needed clear, rational arguments. My concern, however, was entirely misplaced. From the outset, Feser begins to make his case how the abandonment of Aristotelian philosophy makes modern philosophy, and science itself, incoherent. He argues that the ultimate logical, rational conclusion to (mechanistic naturalistic) materialism is eliminative materialism, which is completely vacant of any coherence whatsoever. He exposes the "gifted amateur" philosophies of popular writers, highlighting the need for greater rigor and study of philosophy in general. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting solid arguments for classical philosophy.
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
5 Stars to our great injury, abandoned by moderns
on January 27, 2017
My husband is a Catholic in an apologetics dialogue with several atheists. I purchased this for him due to the many recommendations I've heard on EWTN, specifically from Dr. David Anders. What a hit! He can't put it down. I hear him chuckling over it to himself. It seems to validate many of his instinctive responses to his interlocutors, and it gives him a new framework for understanding the debate -- namely that the classical philosophy of Aristotle has been, to our great injury, abandoned by moderns.
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
5 Stars A brilliant philosophical refutation of the New Atheist movement
on September 20, 2016
A brilliant philosophical refutation of the New Atheist movement. Feser's logic is impeccable as he exposes the ignorance and philosophical illiteracy of the New Atheists. I have long been frustrated by the vast majority of atheists who think they so much smarter than theists, yet when they open their mouths its immediately clear that they couldn't pass an intro-to-philosophy course. This book satisfies that frustration nicely.
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
5 Stars Kudos, again, for Edward Feser
on February 19, 2016
Edward Feser thoroughly debunks the arguments, or rather pseudo-arguments, of the New Atheists. THE LAST SUPERSTITION is most informative, written in a clear and easy to understand style, and is hard-hitting and entertaining to the last. Feser exposes the new Village Atheists (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens & Co.) for their philosophical bankruptcy, sophistry and intellectual dishonesty. It's safe to say that these modern sophists have not the wherewithal to counter Feser's critique with anything even resembling a valid or legitimate counter-argument of their own.
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
5 Stars Reading this book has motivated me to buy two more ...
on February 2, 2016
Reading this book has motivated me to buy two more books by Feser. If you can take the time and effort to walk through Feser's tutorial on Aristotelian/Thomist metaphysics it is well worth it. After you understand it, you wonder why Philosophy went so far off the rails starting in the 17th/18th centuries, and why it remains in such a sterile, confused state today. We should throw out all the so-called "progress" of modern Philosophy starting with Descartes and just go back to St Thomas Aquinas.