Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Flew on God and the Big Bang


Andrew said...

Victor: Thanks for an interesting look in the wayback machine (and not really all that far back -- 2003).

If Richard Carrier's account is correct, Flew was never convinced by anything like the Kalam Cosmological Argument, although he was (briefly) enamored of some dreadful Intelligent Design (ID) argument.

Everything since then, of course, is pretty shameful.

Eric said...

From what I understand, Flew was primarily motivated to change his mind about god's existence because of Aristotle's arguments (as presented in Conway's 'The Rediscovery of Wisdom').

"By early 2004 he had made the move to deism. Surprisingly, he gives first place to Aristotle in having the most significant impact on him. "I was not a specialist on Aristotle, so I was reading parts of his philosophy for the first time." He was aided in this by The Rediscovery of Wisdom, a work on Aristotle by David Conway, one of Flew's former students."


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