Kreeft on Science and Atheists

by Luke Muehlhauser on July 9, 2009 in Quotes

kreeftFrom Kreeft’s Faith and Reason: The Philosophy of Religion.

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Lorkas July 9, 2009 at 6:41 am

So smart and educated that they become too proud to see the truth of LORDGODJESUS. God’s logic isn’t our logic, remember.


Chris July 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

If we would only stop hardening our hearts, eh Pete?

You can hear Kreetf describe nonbelievers as “sex maniacs” at the end of his ’Ecumenism’ podcast on itunes. Brilliant.


Dan July 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

Luke – Speaking of Kreeft, have you ever read his logic textbook “Socratic Logic”? Is it worthwhile?


lukeprog July 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Dan, I have not read that, sorry.


Derek July 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Dan: Luke – Speaking of Kreeft, have you ever read his logic textbook “Socratic Logic”? Is it worthwhile?

I’m teaching a logic class with that text in the fall.  Here’s what I’ll say:
- Compared to your typical “Critical Thinking” text, it’s more “philosophical” in that it incorporates Aristotelian metaphysics and epistemology. 
-The format is pretty minimalist- a virtue if you think your typical critical thinking texts have too much filler. 
-It is somewhat political and slanted- but it doesn’t make it a theme.  (Regrettably, most critical thinking texts I’ve seen are very political and slanted- Kreeft is no exception in this department.  I think authors are forced to go this route for the sake  of maintaing student interest.  I will say that Kreeft’s tone lets his readers know he has an opinion, whereas other authors will take on a tone as if their views are completely unbiased, which is both false and misleading.) 
-Each chapter  has a  ”Beginner” and “Philosophical” section.  The Beginner sections basically explain the basics without commentary or the philosophical background.  The Philosophical sections provide both commentary and a rather rich philosophical background related to what was said in the beginner section.  This feature makes the book helpful for both the casual and the more philosophically inclined student.  
-Logical symbolism is kept to a minimum. 
-Though the book is philosophically interesting, in regards to logic, it doesn’t go beyond an introductory level. 


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