Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Podcast Episode 10 - The Open Society and the Doctrine of Hell

It's been a long time, but finally the wait is over! A brand, spanking new episode of the podcast. Available for download here.

In this episode I begin by looking at an argument from the Catholic intellectual Fr. Thomas Crean. Crean's argument challenges certain aspects of the New Atheist agenda. I follow this by looking at Karl Popper's open society argument and then consider its implications for what Crean has to say.

The inspiration for this episode came entirely from articles I read in Philosophy Now.

Here are the formal versions of the arguments discussed in today's episode.

Crean's First Argument

Crean's Second Argument

The Open Society Argument


  1. I've been waiting a long time for another episode of your excellent podcast. Thank you for this!

    Would you like to consider some requests for future episodes?
    There are two papers that I would like you to review. The first is Anselmian Atheism by Stephen Maitzen (link 1). The second is Probabilities and the Fine-Tuning Argument: A Skeptical View by McGrew, McGrew, Vestrup (link 2).

    Do you think you could put these on your list of upcoming episodes? I would greatly appreciate it.
    Best wishes.

  2. Yeah sure. I read those papers a while back so I'll just have to dig-up my notes on them.