Monday, September 15, 2008

The Dawkins Confusion - by Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga, one of today's notable philosophers, reviews Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion:
Now despite the fact that this book is mainly philosophy, Dawkins is not a philosopher (he's a biologist). Even taking this into account, however, much of the philosophy he purveys is at best jejune. You might say that some of his forays into philosophy are at best sophomoric, but that would be unfair to sophomores; the fact is (grade inflation aside), many of his arguments would receive a failing grade in a sophomore philosophy class. This, combined with the arrogant, smarter-than-thou tone of the book, can be annoying. I shall put irritation aside, however and do my best to take Dawkins' main argument seriously.
Full article here.


bmarchio said...

Thanks for posting this; Plantinga is always a great read.

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