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The critics’ choice

I am pleased to announce that, having already given it a starred review in their October issue, the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine has now put The Last Superstition on its Editors’ Choice list of the best books of 2008. Ignatius Insight has also put it on their Best Books of 2008 list.

From the reviews:

"Edward Feser... is an immensely talented Aristotelico-Thomistic philosopher, and the pages he devotes to explaining the proofs for the existence of God are as clear, cogent, and convincing as any I’ve ever read (and I’ve read many)... Feser is most helpful when he explains that the New Atheism of Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and Harris is not — contrary to their noisy assertions — based on physical science. It is a philosophical argument, and one that is not as strong as the argument for theism." National Review

"New Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris get their comeuppance from philosopher Feser in the spirit with which they abuse believers... [Their] factual errors, half-truths, and mischaracterization Feser highlights with contemptuous glee... With energy and humor as well as transparent exposition, Feser reestablishes the unassailable superiority of classical philosophy." ALA Booklist (starred review)

"Anyone who comes away from The Last Superstition thinking that potboiler atheism has anything to recommend it, or that belief in God is irrational, will not be convinced by anything... If Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens were at all interested in a serious rebuttal, they now have it." David Oderberg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading

"A thoughtful and theologically sophisticated sally into the ranks of the New Atheism. Feser has written a lively and well-informed polemic... serious and passionately engaged..." Roger Kimball, co-editor and publisher, The New Criterion

"Feser provides persuasive arguments that show that God is knowable and that what is knowable is larger than the set of that which is empirically detectable. This is a tour de force that should be in the library of every thinking citizen, believer or unbeliever." Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University

"Feser gives the 'New Atheists' a dose of their own polemical medicine, but with a difference: Unlike them, he knows what he is doing. This rollicking counter-attack is learned, carefully reasoned, and philosophically astute." J. Budziszewski, Departments of Government and Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, author of What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

“Brilliant… I have never seen the topics that Feser discusses presented so clearly… Agree with him or not, anyone who reads The Last Superstition will learn a great deal about philosophy.” David Gordon, The Ludwig von Mises Institute

Comments (5)

Excellent! I hope this good press will eventually lead to a paperback edition that even I can afford ;^)

Have you checked out the Amazon review by "Beth," whose "father is a philosopher," and the ensuing exchange between her and our very own (commenter) Rob G (I think)? Great fun.

"our very own (commenter) Rob G (I think)?"

Nope -- not me! I've tried to avoid using my full name on blogs and websites, at least for the past year or so, after I googled myself and saw what came up!

Anyways, Ed, I'm glad people are taking notice of the book!

Congratulations, Dr. Feser!

Beth responded to me? I'll have to take a look!

Folks, it's a terrific read.

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