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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).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Polish edition of 50 Voices of Disbelief reviewed

Here. Unfortunately, I can't read Polish, but I'm told that it's a positive review and in Poland's largest non-tabloid newspaper. Any further information about this gratefully received.

H/T Mike Poznan


Mike said...

The author of the article claims that the Catholic Church in Poland shouldn't be afraid of opportunistic anticlerical politicians who gained significant support in the recent elections, but the real threat to religion is in the expansion of calm, rational atheism. "50 voices..." is used as an example of this kind of atheism. The book is praised as "exciting" and a "must read". The article features several quotes from several contributors of "50 voices...", focusing mainly on the evidential argument from evil.

The article ends with an interesting twist where it says that the atheist would be willing to accept the existence of god, but only if it was a cruel and demonic deity.

Russell Blackford said...

Thanks for that,Mike. Can you tell us which essays are quoted?

Mike said...

Nicholas Everitt, Peter Singer (and Marc Hauser), Stephen Law and one more author which I can't name because I lent my copy of the book to a friend.

Russell Blackford said...