Antony Flew

Antony Flew

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Antony Garrard Newton Flew (11 February 1923 – 8 April 2010, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, 14 Apr 2010)was a British philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, he was notable for his works on the philosophy of religion.

Flew was a strong advocate of atheism, arguing that one should presuppose atheism until empirical evidence of a God surfaces. He also criticised the idea of life after death, the free will defence to the problem of evil, and the meaningfulness of the concept of God. However, in 2004 he stated an allegiance to deism, stating that in keeping his lifelong commitment to go where the evidence leads, he now believes in God. Gary R. Habermas, Philosophia Christi Vol. 6, No. 2 (Winter 2004). He later wrote the book There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, with contributions from Roy Abraham Varghese. This book (and Flew's conversion itself) has been the subject of controversy, following an article in the New York Times magazine alleging that Flew had mentally declined, and that Varghese was the primary author., Mark Oppenheimer, New York Times Magazine, 11/4/07 The matter remains contentious, with some commentators including PZ Myers and Richard......
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