Saturday, August 27, 2011

Materialist atheism?

Atheism is a condemnation of bad beliefs, which is itself an injunction to epistemic normativity. Therefore, atheism is an injunction to absolute freedom of will. Such freedom of will, however, is a trademark of theism. Therefore, atheism is false.

If, however, there is a stripe of atheism that makes the will free, not merely indeterminate, I wonder if it's a Pyrrhic victory.

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