The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

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St. Augustine's Press, 2010 - Religion - 299 pages
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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, Artistotle, 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 Descartees, Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, according to which physical reality is comprised of nothing more than purposeless, meaningless particles in motion.

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User Review  - martin17773 - LibraryThing

The revival of Aristotelian-Thomistic metaphysics - the realism that gave rise to science is essential today. Feser shows this by example with various reductio ad absurdums like Eliminative ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Good intro to Thomistic thought, natural law, etc., though the polemical tone will no doubt be off-putting to some readers. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Edward Feser is Philosophy Instructor in the Social Sciences Division, Pasadena City College. He is author of On Nozick (2003) and Philosophy of Mind: A Short Introduction (2005).

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