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The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

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Pages: 299
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The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism offers a timely and thought-provoking rebuttal of modern atheism. In this book, Edward Feser argues that the new atheism which so often dominates discourse is based on an unfounded and mechanistic worldview—one which fails to properly acknowledge the fundamental teleological view of life espoused by the ancient philosophers.

Using careful reasoning and logic, Feser refutes the notion of atheism as a valid path in life. He demonstrates why it is misguided to prioritize such ideas over traditional moral systems, seeking instead to uncover and restore a belief in something greater and beyond ourselves. Meticulously researched, The Last Superstition makes an irrefutable case for rational argument against those who deny both philosophy and faith.

For anyone wishing to understand why atheism falls short of its considerable claims, The Last Superstition presents a persuasive and rational explanation. With its meticulous review of history and clear reasoning, this book will appeal to both academics and casual readers alike. For those who wish to reconsider whether or not there is indeed room for faith, The Last Superstition provides an eloquent response to some challenging notions about our modern world.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful book for those not afraid of philosophy!

Read this in high school and it has always stayed with me. Not only does it reveal through reason and philosophy why atheism cannot work, but it also shows the philosophical lineage of Descartes, Hume, and Kant to New Atheism and the Modern Left.

My only complaint is that the language and bashing of the Left used for the first two chapters means I cannot hand this book to any atheists or leftists that I know.