18th May 2016
The Art of Making Connections: Philosophy between vision and common sense
Fiona Ellis’s work straddles the uneasy divide between the Anglo-American analytic approach to philosophy, with its roots in Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein, and so-called ‘Continental’ philosophy.
15th May 2015
Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know
Ruse is absolutely right to flag the theological and philosophical difficulties that pose a challenge to Christianity, but he has done nothing to undermine religion, except perhaps those varieties which demands an attitude of atheism.
30th October 2014
Why I am not an atheist
Bertrand Russell, wrote about why he was not a Christian; now Fiona Ellis tells us why she is not an atheist.
17th January 2014
The Unknown God: Responses to the New Atheists
The ‘New Atheists’ are that new anymore; nor were they ever, for even when the quartet of Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett and Harris first went on tour, the songs they sang had a distinctly nineteenth century feel. There is plenty to get one’s intellectual teeth into here, but one cannot help thinking that the book is a rather late arrival on the scene.
17th July 2013
The God game
Have you put your religious beliefs to the test at ‘Battleground God’? Philosopher Martin Pickup did just that, but he did not come away victorious. He describes how the simplification of discussions about religion can lead to a combative relationship between atheists and believers.
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