(from Wikipedia) Edward C. Feser (born 1968) is an American associate professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College. He has also been a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a visiting scholar at the social philosophy and policy center at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999 with a PhD in philosophy; his thesis was entitled “Russell, Hayek, and the mind-body problem”.
By his own account, Feser had been an atheist for ten years during his early adulthood. However, as a graduate student in philosophy, his deep readings of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas led him back to a Christian belief in God and the Catholic Church (he had been baptized and confirmed as a child). He is now harshly critical of the “New Atheists” for what he claims are their straw man caricatures and distortions of classical theological arguments. He also considers intelligent design to be incompatible with the classical Thomistic arguments for the existence of God. Feser has also voiced support for felony disenfranchisement.
In recent years, Feser has become well known for his polemical book, The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, in which he makes a philosophical argument for the classical Aristotelian-Thomistic worldview over and against the materialist assumptions and scientistic prejudices of contemporary atheists such as Richard Dawkins, of whom he is particularly critical. Additionally, Feser has written a number of articles for the website of the politically conservative Witherspoon Institute.
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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.
An Aristotelian Proof of the Existence of God
For those of you who would like to read about Dr. Feser’s philosophical journey for that lead him out of atheism, you will want to read this post from his blogspot titled The Road from Atheism. I feel I should warn this is a sophisticated testimony for advanced students in philosophical studies.
Ed Feser whose latest book ‘Five Proofs of the Existence of God’ (listed above and on our Bookshelf) presents five classical arguments each of which provide compelling evidence for theism.
We would like to invite you to join us and as we listen in on Dr. Feser and Christian Radio’s show Unbelievable? as he debates atheist Cambridge philosopher Arif Ahmed. Just click on the blue link below and then on the sound bar found just beneath Dr. Feser’s picture. They talk about whether modern atheists take such arguments seriously, and then dive deep into debating the Aristotelian Proof and the Rationalist Proof… your brain will be stretched!