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.

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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.

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Dan July 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

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

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lukeprog July 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Dan, I have not read that, sorry.

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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?

Dan, 
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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