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Edward Feser (1968–) is a Catholic / Christian apologist writer of books such as Aristotle’s Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Sciences, The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, Five Proofs of the Existence of God, and the co-author of By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment.[1]

A critic of New Atheists, Feser accuses his opponents of misreading pre-modern philosophers like Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and Leibniz, promoting a reversion to Aristotelian metaphysics.[2][3][4]

His book The Last Superstition claims to be a refutation of the New Atheism, which he accuses of "intellectual dishonesty, philosophical shallowness, and historical, theological, and scientific ignorance"; he tries to prove the existence of God starting with Aristotle's teleological metaphysics, in contrast to mechanical Newtonian metaphysics which he rejects.[5]

In contrast to some modern theologians, he also claims that dogs don't go to Heaven.[6] His opinion about unicorns is unrecorded.

References[edit]

  1. See the Wikipedia article on Edward Feser.
  2. Edward Fesser, Aristotle's Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of the Physical and Biological Sciences edwardfeser.blogspot.com. 4 March 2019.
  3. Edward Fesser, Taking Aquinas Seriously. firstthings.com, 30 June 2017.
  4. Edward Feser godsplains why atheists don’t understand religion, and why there is absolutely, positively a God (the Catholic one), Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True
  5. The Last Superstition, Edward Feser, Montreal Review
  6. Edward Feser: No dogs go to Heaven, Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True