Category Archives: Street Epistemology

Is Boghossian still precontemplative?

A recent tweet I made actually provoked a response from the, almost infamous, Peter Boghossian: In the link I had provided some good evidence, from scholarly sources no less, correcting Boghossian’s mistaken (or perhaps I should say made up?) historical … Continue reading

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Peter Boghossian seeks new vocation

Peter Boghossian must be seeking a new job. He has recently joined a very tiny, niche, and widely ignored group who are calling for academic philosophy of religion to be withdrawn from secular universities. [1]  This seems a little odd … Continue reading

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When ‘Street Epistemology’ met a real epistemologist

  I would love to write an extensive commentary on the discussion between Tim McGrew and Peter Boghossian but, for reasons I explained the other day, I’m unable to do so right now. Whether there’s even a need for me … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.4: “What if God told you…?”

At the end of my last post on this book analysis series I commented on Boghossian’s rather bizarre redefinition of the word ‘delusion’ and suggested that his usage of the word, together with his non-standard definition of ‘faith’, cannot possibly … Continue reading

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Review of Boghossian’s ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ by William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig has given his response to Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists and some of his comments from online lectures.  You can listen to it here at Reasonable Faith. Craig firstly takes issue with Boghossian’s contention that ‘faith’ is some … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.3: Is Boghossian authentic?

In my last piece on Street Epistemology I reiterated why Christians should strongly reject Boghossian’s misunderstanding of the word faith and not allow themselves to have something projected upon them which they simply don’t believe. I am still in chapter … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.2: Foundationalism and Faith

I am roughly (according to my kindle) one quarter of the way though this book and it’s taken a long time in coming but Boghossian begins talking about which epistemological school of thought he wants his Street Epistemologists (SEs) to … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.1: Interventions and Strategies

This is a response to the first few pages of chapter 4 of Boghossian’s book entitled ‘Interventions and Strategies’. This chapter covers a wide range of matters to I am going to split my responses to this chapter into smaller … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 4: Epistemology

This is the fourth part of my analysis of Peter Boghossian’s book. For previous parts see here. After giving the potential Street Epistemologists (SE) some really misleading information about Christianity in chapters 1 and 2, he now proposes to give his … Continue reading

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Is ‘Street Epistemology’ methodologically disingenuous?

If you have been following along in my series on Street Epistemology [1] you will already know that the conclusion of Peter Boghossian, and any who follow him, is that Christianity is a delusion which has a “virus” of faith at … Continue reading

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