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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Massimo Pigliucci batters Stanley Fish

These three detailed posts over the past couple of years, all by Massimo Pigliucci, are well worth reading.

Elsewhere, Pigliucci has been critical of the "New Atheist" arguments of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. In these posts, however, he is as sharply critical of Fish and the latter's slippery defence of religion - based on a form of epistemic relativism or epistemological scepticism - as you could ask for from any of the "New Atheists".


Blake Stacey said...

On a completely irrelevant note, I thought you might enjoy this.

Mariana Soffer said...

The never ending debate: science versus religion. It is boring.