Jordan Howard Sobel (1929-2010)

Sadly, another (belated) obituary for an important figure in philosophy of religion: Jordan Howard Sobel, who many of us will recognize as the author of Logic and Theism, passed away on March 26, 2010, at the age of 81. A full obituary is posted at The Prosblogion.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11389651479904502758 DM

    the really SHARP END OF OCCAM’S RAZOR…

    they mix SKEPTICISM with ATHEISM…

    KABOOM…
    ______________________

    with the atheists:

    they start begging when they start dying…

    they PAY THE PRICE FOR ATTACKING THE SUPERNATURAL -

    with their LIVES…

    CRYSTAL NIGHT TONIGHT!

    Atheists,

    but you have NO ANSWER TO DEATH… therefore you FAIL…

    THE DEATH TRAP

    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/FaceOff/
    ********

    THE REAL QUESTION:

    DOES ATHEISM HAVE A FUTURE?

    AND THE ANSWER – NO!

    visit:

    http://www.clubconspiracy.com/forum/f30/does-ath-ism-have-future-no-11202.html#post66570

    Shermer – Harris – Myers – Dawkins – Randi VS. NOSTRADAMUS – EINSTEIN – MARKUZE

    you're ANNIHILATED!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05211466026535549638 Bradley Bowen

    Comment to DM:

    Please stop barfing up your BS on this site. If you have nothing intelligent to say, then please don't bother us with your bad poetry and mindless slogans.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11407252342620245854 celerity

    Sad to hear. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to read "Logic and Theism". It is said to be the best defence of atheism after J.L Mackie's "The Miracle of Theism".

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17239457772830013242 tmdrange

    According to Blogger celerity, Jordan Howard Sobel's book "Logic and Theism" is said to be the best defence of atheism after J.L Mackie's "The Miracle of Theism".
    There are at least three different types of "defenses of atheism." One type simply refutes theistic arguments. Another type refutes claims that atheism is unreasonable or leads to immorality, etc. A third type aims to actually prove, or at least support, the proposition that God does not exist. The third type could be called "a presentation of disproof atheism." The Disproof Atheism Society of Boston has listed what it regards to be the top ten books on disproof atheism published within the past twenty years. The list is as follows:

    William Lane Craig & Quentin Smith, Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology (1993)
    Theodore Drange, Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God (1998)
    Nicholas Everitt, The Nonexistence of God (2004)
    Michael Martin, Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (1990)
    Michael Martin & Ricki Monnier (eds.), The Impossibility of God (2003)
    Michael Martin & Ricki Monnier (eds.), The Improbability of God (2006)
    J. L. Schellenberg, Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason (1993)
    Jordan Howard Sobel, Logic and Theism: Arguments For and Against Beliefs in God (2004)
    David Ramsay Steele, Atheism Explained: From Folly to Philosophy (2008)
    Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis (2008).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons

    Ted: Glad to see your book prominently listed, as well it should be. I never have felt that your arguments were given the full consideration they deserve.


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