On stage one of Feser's ‘Aristotelian proof’

@article{Oppy2021OnSO,
  title={On stage one of Feser's ‘Aristotelian proof’},
  author={Graham Oppy},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  year={2021},
  volume={57},
  pages={491 - 502}
}
  • G. Oppy
  • Published 30 October 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
Abstract This article is a response to Ed Feser's claim that his ‘Aristotelian proof’ establishes that atheists have no part in ‘the real debate’. I argue that Feser (2017) nowhere establishes that Premises 4 and 7 in his ‘Aristotelian proof’ are anything more than claims about which he and his opponents – including atheists like me – disagree. In particular, I suggest that it is neither mysterious nor surprising that, by their own lights, atheists have more than sufficient reason to reject… 
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