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Antony Flew

Antony Flew

[1923 - 2010]

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Sorry to Disappoint, but I'm Still an Atheist! (2001)

Flew dispels those rumors which seem to keep popping up that he has converted to theism. [Editor's note: This article no longer represents Flew's current position. For the most recent information, see Antony Flew Considers God...Sort Of, below.]

Antony Flew Considers God...Sort Of (2005) by Richard Carrier

Antony Flew is one of the most renowned atheists of the 20th century. He is now considering the possibility that there might be a God--sort of. What's going on? Carrier has had direct contact with Flew and tells us what's going on; it's certainly not, at least not yet, what some theists would like to think.

Arguments to Design (1996)

It is precisely and only in so far as there is dispute as to whether objects of some kind are indeed artifacts that there is need for argument to settle the question; and, in particular, for argument from experience.

Could We Survive Our Own Deaths? (1998)

Flew argues that we do not survive our own deaths.

The Presumption of Atheism (1984) (Off Site)

Flew argues for a presumption of 'atheism,' which he defines as the lack of theistic belief.

Stephen Hawking and the Mind of God (1996)

Hawking ought to adopt the position the existence of the universe and the subsistence of whatever may be discovered to be its most fundamental laws ought simply to be accepted as the explanatory ultimates for which no further explanation is either necessary or possible.

Theology & Falsification: A Golden Jubilee Celebration (2000)

A reprint of a 1950 essay in which Flew argues that the concept of God is meaningless, since it cannot even in principle be falsified, and therefore since 'God exists' denies nothing, it asserts nothing. This reprint, provided by Philosophy Now, includes a new preface written in 2000.

The Terrors of Islam (1994) (Off Site)

Flew argues that Islam is one of the "Great and terrible systems of divinity and philosophy that lie round about us, which, if true, might drive a wise man mad." He demonstrates the Koranic basis for Islamic hatred of infidels and then points out why this religion is not credible.

Book Reviews

Naturalism and Religion by Kai Nielsen (2002) (Off Site)

The Wrath of Allah by Robert E Burns (1996) (Off Site)

Why I Am Not A Muslim by Ibn Warraq (1996) (Off Site)

See Also

A Resurrection Debate: The New Testament Evidence in Evangelical and in Critical Perspective" (2000) by G.A. Wells

Professor Wells' commentary on the debate between Gary Habermas and Antony Flew on the resurrection of Jesus.

Antony Flew (Reading, UK) is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Reading, England, and the author or editor of over thirty-five books, including How to Think Straight and God, Freedom, and Immortality.

More details about Antony Flew may be obtained from his Internet Infidels biography.

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Antony Flew Theologyandfalsification

Theology & Falsification: A Golden Jubilee Celebration (2000) Antony Flew [Note from the Editor of Philosophy Now: Can religious beliefs be disproved? If not, what does this imply? 1950 saw the first appearance of a short article which changed the way theologians look at the problem. Antony Flew describes the circumstances in which he wrote […]

Antony Flew Design

Arguments to Design (1996) Antony Flew A fresh look at an old family of arguments It is high time and overtime to take a fresh, open-minded, sceptical look at arguments to design. It has to be to not from because such arguments–which have been and remain the most widely employed and effectively persuasive of all […]

Antony Flew Hawking

Stephen Hawking and the Mind of God (1996) Antony Flew Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time [1] has been a record breaking best seller. A note in his later collection, Black Holes and Baby Universes [2] reveals that A Brief History remained on the bestseller list of The New York Times for fifty-three weeks, […]
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Sorry to Disappoint, but I’m Still an Atheist!

Internationally renowned philosopher and atheist Antony Flew dispells those rumors all over the net that he has abandoned atheism and become a believer in God. We also republish his famous 1950 essay "Theology and Falsification" with a new preface by Flew. [Editor's note: This article no longer represents Flew's current position. For the most recent information, see Antony Flew Considers God...Sort Of.]