The New Atheism : Ten Arguments That Don't Hold Water
The new atheists are putting out new books and articles, bus adverts and TV programmes like there's no tomorrow. They've gained a large amount of public attention and media exposure - but do their arguments really hold water? Using the analogy put forward by the esteemed philosopher Anthony Flew, Michael Poole examines the new atheists' use of the 'ten leaky buckets' tactic of argumentation - presenting readers with a sum of arguments that are each individually defective, as though the cumulative effect should be persuasive. This closer look at the facts reveals that the buckets are, indeed, leaky.
- Electronic book text
- 18 Feb 2011
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About Michael Poole
Michael Poole is Visiting Research Fellow in Science and Religion at King's College, London. For Lion, he has also written The User's Guide to Science and Belief.