Sunday, March 06, 2011
Dr. Edward Feser's The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism is an interesting counterargument to the books of the New Atheists, based on Aristotle (for the distinction between actuality and potentiality, form and matter, and final causality) and Aquinas (for the existence of God, the immateriality and immortality of the soul, and the natural law conception of morality – which follow from Aristotle). Not only is his approach effective in countering his opponents, but also it is a good introduction to key ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas. It was an Editor's Choice selection in the American Library Association's BookList in 2008.
- Name: Jonathan
- Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada