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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).

Monday, November 08, 2010

New Atheists are such philistines

First, a sarcasm warning. Not all the sentiments in the following paragraph are to be taken at face value - just so y'all are clear on that.

Jerry Coyne has a post about James Joyce's story "The Dead", from Dubliners. Obviously this is further proof that those goddamn new gnu atheists are enemies of the arts and humanities, insensitive to language, and prone to a dreadful scientism according to which nothing is worth doing unless it involves the cold-blooded application of a large scientific instrument.

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