Tag: political discourse

Book Review: After the New Atheist Debate

After the New Atheist Debate By Phil Ryan 196 pp. University of Toronto Press $22.95. Of all the books written regarding the “New Atheist” (hereafter, NA) phenomenon, this the first that I’ve seen that has attempted to analyze it from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical perspective, while simultaneously refusing to take sides in what has often been…

Stop the Platonist-Shaming!

It’s not for myself but for my students, and my students to come, that I must speak out.  Questioning conventional wisdom in public is not something that makes a person “immoral” or “atheist” or a “corrupter of youth.”  Too long the cultural momentum has been unquestioned, and it’s time to set some things straight.  Christian…