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  1. New Atheism and the Scientistic Turn in the Atheism Movement.Massimo Pigliucci - 2013 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 37 (1):142-153.
    The so-called “New Atheism” is a relatively well-defined, very recent, still unfold- ing cultural phenomenon with import for public understanding of both science and philosophy. Arguably, the opening salvo of the New Atheists was The End of Faith by Sam Harris, published in 2004, followed in rapid succession by a number of other titles penned by Harris himself, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Victor Stenger, and Christopher Hitchens.
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  2. Whither New Atheism?Graham Oppy - 2017 - In Christopher R. Cotter, Philip Andrew Quadrio & Jonathan Tuckett (eds.), New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates. Cham: Springer. pp. 15-31.
    In order to give a proper estimation of the place of the New Atheism in history, we shall need to have before us an overview of that history. So I shall begin with an appropriate sketch. Then I will try to give an account of the current global state of play, and to indicate some reasons why it seems reasonable to think that the worldview of the New Atheists is currently gaining ground, at least in certain quarters. After examining—and (...)
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  3. New Atheist Approaches to Religion.Trent Dougherty & Logan Paul Gage - 2015 - In Graham Robert Oppy (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. London: Routledge. pp. 51-62.
    In this article, we examine in detail the New Atheists' most serious argument for the conclusion that God does not exist, namely, Richard Dawkins's Ultimate 747 Gambit. Dawkins relies upon a strong explanatory principle involving simplicity. We systematically inspect the various kinds of simplicity that Dawkins may invoke. Finding his crucial premises false on any common conception of simplicity, we conclude that Dawkins has not given good reason to think God does not exist.
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    The new atheist denial of history.Borden W. Painter - 2014 - New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Challenging new atheist history -- The twentieth century -- Europe 1600 to 1900 -- Europe to 1600 -- Back to the present -- What's at stake.
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    New atheism.Thomas Zenk - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press UK. pp. 245.
    By the term ‘New Atheism’ several authors and their books are subsumed under one label, most prominently The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel Dennett, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris, and God Is Not Great: Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. Besides an introduction to the ideas expressed in these books and the reception of the ‘New Atheists’ in the public discourse, (...)
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  6. New Atheism' versus 'Christian Nationalism.Graham Oppy - 2011 - In Paolo Diego Bubbio & Philip Andrew Quadrio (eds.), The relationship of philosophy to religion today. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 118-53.
    A discussion of the recent prominence of 'new atheism' and 'Christian nationalism' in the United States.
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    New atheism and moral theory.Marcus Schulzke - 2013 - Journal of Global Ethics 9 (1):1-11.
    Over the past decade, New Atheists have campaigned against the influence of religion in public life and favored a more enlightened understanding of the world ? one based on the methods and theories of the natural sciences. Although the leaders of this movement refuse to give religion, even moderate religion, any place in determining moral conduct, they offer few alternatives. Most define moral responsibility by referring to facts about human biology or natural moral intuitions, yet without adequately defending this or (...)
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    The New Atheism and Its Critics.Peter A. French & Howard K. Wettstein - 2013 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume of the classic series is devoted to the claims, arguments, and perspectives of the New Atheists. The volume collects original work on these topics of leading thinkers in the philosophy of religion, epistemology, and metaphysics, and philosophy of science. These studies are punctuated by an original short story by a leading novelist.
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    New Atheists on Genesis 1-11 and 19.DeVan Benjamin B. - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):37-75.
    When the Neo- or "New Atheist" publishing frenzy climaxed with Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, Daniel C. Dennett's Breaking the Spell, Sam Harris's The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens' god is not Great and subsequent titles; New Atheists repeatedly denounced the Bible as dangerously false, suppressive to scientific inquiry, and as inculcating and promoting problematic, contemptible, even abhorrent moral values. The Genesis 1-11 and 19 Creation, Noah, and Lot narratives persist among the New Atheists' favorite targets. Heretofore there has been (...)
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  10. New Atheists.James E. Taylor - 2017 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The New Atheists The New Atheists are authors of early twenty-first century books promoting atheism. These authors include Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens. The “New Atheist” label for these critics of religion and religious belief emerged out of journalistic commentary on the contents and impacts of their books. A standard observation is … Continue reading New Atheists →.
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    New Atheism and its critics.Whitley Kaufman - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 14 (1):e12560.
    What is the significance of the New Atheist movement? This essay argues that it has hindered rather than advanced the philosophical debate, presenting a one‐sided caricature of religion rather than serious intellectual engagement with the topic.
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    New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debates.Christopher R. Cotter, Philip Andrew Quadrio & Jonathan Tuckett (eds.) - 2017 - Cham: Springer.
    Whether understood in a narrow sense as the popular works of a small number of authors, or as a larger more diffuse movement, twenty-first century scholars, journalists, and activists from all ‘sides’ in the atheism versus theism debate, have noted the emergence of a particular form of atheism frequently dubbed ‘New Atheism’. The present collection has been brought together to provide a scholarly yet accessible consideration of the place and impact of ‘New Atheism’ in the contemporary (...)
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  13. An apology for the “New Atheism”.Andrew Johnson - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (1):5-28.
    In recent years, a series of bestselling atheist manifestos by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens has thrust the topic of the rationality of religion into the public discourse. Christian moderates of an intellectual bent and even some agnostics and atheists have taken umbrage and lashed back. In this paper I defend the New Atheists against three common charges: that their critiques of religion commit basic logical fallacies (such as straw man, false dichotomy, or hasty generalization), that their own (...)
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  14. The New Atheists and the Cosmological Argument.Edward Feser - 2013 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 37 (1):154-177.
  15. Developments in the New Atheism.Neil Brown - 2015 - The Australasian Catholic Record 92 (3):259.
    Brown, Neil The New Atheism has been a remarkable marketing phenomenon of the first decade of this century. The various authors obviously struck a modern chord in the developed world, where a steadily increasing number of people describe themselves as belonging to no religion. They would seem also to be a radically secular response in the West to the rise of militant Islam, especially since the World Trade Center attack in 2001.
     
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    The Failure of New Atheism Morality.Robert A. Delfino - 2015 - Studia Gilsoniana 4 (3):229-240.
    New atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, generally speaking, are committed to two main beliefs. The first is scientism, which is the view that only science can give us complete and reliable knowledge of reality. The second is metaphysical naturalism, which is the view that no supernatural entities exist. In this article the author focuses on the metaphysical naturalism that new atheists and other naturalists accept, with the goal of answering the following question: Can metaphysical naturalism provide an (...)
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  17. A muddled defense of New Atheism: on Stenger's response.Massimo Pigliucci - 2014 - Science, Religion and Culture 1 (1):10-14.
    Victor Stenger (this issue) has responded to my recent criticism of the so-called New Athe- ism movement (2013). Here I endeavor to counter Stenger’s note and highlight several of the ways in which it goes astray. To begin with, however, let me summarize the main points of my earlier paper.
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  18. The new atheism debate.Neil Brown - 2013 - The Australasian Catholic Record 90 (2):147.
    Brown, Neil The Twentieth Century began with Nietzsche's cry, 'God is dead', ringing in its ears. Peter Conrad's chronicle, Modern Times, Modern Places, traces the playing out of that announcement in the literature and arts of the succeeding hundred years, where, with only a few exceptions, such as Schoenberg and Eliot, atheism prevailed, with the result, according to Conrad, that the 'sky from which God was evicted is now thickly layered with data, and satellite dishes relay its messages.' Conrad (...)
     
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    The New Atheism and Models of God: The Case of Richard Dawkins.James E. Taylor - 2013 - In Jeanine Diller & Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities. Springer. pp. 735--744.
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    The New Atheists: The Twilight of Reason and the War on Religion.Andrew Fitz-Gibbon - 2009 - Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 19 (1):89-92.
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  21. New Atheism's Legacy: Critical Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences.Christopher Cotter & Philip Quadrio (eds.) - 2017 - Springer.
  22. Raging Against God: Examining the Radical Secularism and Humanism of 'New Atheism'.Jolyon Agar - 2012 - Journal of Critical Realism 11 (2):225-246.
    Amarnath Amarasingham, ed., Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010. xv + 253 pp. ISBN 978-9-0041-8557-9, hardback £81.00/€139.00/$190.00. Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines (religious studies, sociology of religion, sociology of science, philosophy and theology) in order to critically engage with so-called ‘new atheism’. The study is a collection of essays that not so much gives primacy to discrediting the limited scholarship (...)
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  23. Epistemic Vices in Public Debate: The Case of New Atheism.Ian James Kidd - 2017 - In Christopher Cotter & Philip Quadrio (eds.), New Atheism's Legacy: Critical Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Springer. pp. 51-68..
    Although critics often argue that the new atheists are arrogant, dogmatic, closed-minded and so on, there is currently no philosophical analysis of this complaint - which I will call 'the vice charge' - and no assessment of whether it is merely a rhetorical aside or a substantive objection in its own right. This Chapter therefore uses the resources of virtue epistemology to articulate this ' vice charge' and to argue that critics are right to imply that new atheism is (...)
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  24. A New Theist Response to the New Atheists.Kevin Vallier & Joshua Rasmussen (eds.) - 2020 - New York: Routledge.
    In response to the intellectual movement of New Atheism, this volume articulates a "New Theist" response that has at its core a desire to engage in productive and depolarizing dialogue. To ensure this book is of interest to atheists and theists alike, a team of experts in the field of philosophy of religion offer an assessment of the strongest New Atheist arguments. The chapters address the most pertinent questions about God, including politics and morality, and each essay shows how (...)
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    The “Spirit” of New Atheism and Religious Activism in the Post-9/11 God Debate.Adrian Rosenfeldt - forthcoming - Human Studies:1-20.
    In this article I examine the contemporary discourses and debates that surround the sociology of spirituality, with especial attention to the term “spirituality”. To counter the widespread belief that this term lacks clarity and utility, I suggest reconsidering Max Weber’s use of the term “spirit,” as it refers to a recognisable ethic that results in specific behaviour, while still retaining its religious and spiritual connotations. Through focusing on two influential English figures in the post 9/11 God debate in the West, (...)
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    The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason. [REVIEW]George Williamson - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (3):505-508.
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    The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and ReasonVictor Stenger Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2009; 282 pp.; $19.00 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-59102-751-5. [REVIEW]George Williamson - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (3):505-508.
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    New Atheist Books. [REVIEW]Tim Madigan - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:41-41.
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    Meet the New Atheism / Same as the Old Atheism?Tim Madigan - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:4-4.
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    Theology After New Atheism.Gary Keogh - 2015 - New Blackfriars 96 (1066):739-750.
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  31. Why I Don't Believe in the New Atheism.Tom Flynn - 2010 - Free Inquiry 30 (3):7-43.
    In this article the author discusses aspects of the existence of New Atheism. It states that the idea of New Atheism was started by anti-religious books such as "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason," by W. W. Norton, "Breaking the Spell," by Daniel C. Dennett, and "The God Delusion," by Richard Dawkins. Furthermore, it says that there is no New Atheism, and all that Norton, Dennett, and Dawkins have done was repackage arguments (...)
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    Robert John Russell versus the new atheists.Nancey Murphy - 2010 - Zygon 45 (1):193-212.
    This essay compares Robert John Russell's work in his recent book Cosmology from Alpha to Omega: The Creative Mutual Interaction of Theology and Science (2008) to that of the authors known collectively as "the new atheists." I treat the latter as recent contributors to the modern tradition of scientific naturalism. This tradition makes claims to legitimacy on the basis of its close relations to the natural sciences. The purpose of this essay is to show up the poverty of the naturalist (...)
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    A Jewish philosophical response to the new atheists -- Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens.William E. Kaufman - 2014 - Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
    A profound, valuable, scholarly study of theology from a cogent well- written Jewish perspective, exposing the arrogant disregard the "New Atheists" bring to the God-controversy by their collective neglect of the great variety of God- concepts embodied in the works of Jewish theologians.
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    Dewey, Religion, and the New Atheism.Robert Sinclair - 2010 - Contemporary Pragmatism 7 (1):93-106.
    This article explores the conflict between those who find value in religious commitment and others who recommend the complete abandonment of religion. It examines John Dewey's reflections on religion in order to assess its possible resources for addressing this specific conflict. Dewey's discussion highlights deep human impulses that a secular perspective should address. But this should be accomplished not through his proposed broadening of religious life, but by promoting these impulses and the community life that responds to them as shared (...)
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    Atheism and Morality, Guilt and Shame: Why the Moral Complacency of the New Atheism is a Mistake.Tony Lynch & Nishanathe Dahanayake - 2016 - Philosophical Investigations 39 (4).
    When it comes to morality, the New Atheists appear to think that their rejection of religion, except for the removal of fundamentalist distortions, changes nothing. We think that this is because they have not thought things through. Atheism might not be a threat to shame morality, but it is certainly a threat to guilt morality. Given that there are reasons to doubt the viability today of shame morality, we face a far greater problem if atheism triumphs than the (...)
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    Challenging the New Atheism: Pragmatic Confrontations in the Philosophy of Religion.John R. Shook - 2022 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 43 (2-3):182-185.
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  37. Why the New Atheism Shouldn't Be (Completely) Dismissed.Gregory R. Peterson - 2007 - Zygon 42 (4):803-806.
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    The Not So New Atheists?Jon Wainwright - 2010 - Philosophy Now 78:16-17.
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    Reading Richard Dawkins: a theological dialogue with new atheism.Gary Keogh - 2014 - Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
    Theological reactions to the rise of the new atheist movement have largely been critically hostile or defensively deployed apologetics to shore up the faith against attack. Gary Keogh contends that focusing on scholarly material that is inherently agreeable to theology will not suffice in the context of modern academia. Theology needs to test its boundaries and venture into dialogue with those with antithetical positions. Engaging Richard Dawkins, as the embodiment of such a position, illustrates how such dialogue may offer new (...)
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    The New Atheists: the Twilight of Reason and the War on Religion. By Tina Beattie. [REVIEW]Anthony Egan - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (3):540-541.
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    A critique of the new atheism in light of John Paul II’s fides et ratio.Edmon Marquez - 2020 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 21 (Special Issue).
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  42. Pragmatic Faith in Science and Religion: A Response to New Atheism.Matthew Crippen - 2022 - Quadranti – Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia Contemporanea 8 (1-2):313-337.
    It is a cliché to say science and religion are antagonistic. The outlook is often promoted by religious people uneducated in the workings of science, and equally by scientifically-oriented individuals with little experience of religion. This essay challenges presumptions about the irreconcilability of science and religion, focusing on action organizing metaphysical principles infusing both. The aim, however, is not to evaluate proofs for God’s existence, nor defend young earth creationism, nor the notion that there is one true religion, nor still (...)
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    The social dimension of the new atheism.Е. И Коростиченко & Я. И Климов - 2023 - Philosophy Journal 16 (2):96-114.
    The article examines the socio-political aspect of the new atheism. Within the framework of this phenomenon, initially associated with the four bestselling authors R. Dawkins, S. Harris, K. Hitchens, D. Dennett, who launched the “fight against religion” in the mid-2000s, a community and a weakly organized movement eventually formed. A number of connected questions are considered: characteristics of the phenomenon of new atheism (origins, sources, specifics); perception of atheism and new atheism by society in the USA (...)
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    Atheism and Morality, Guilt and Shame: Why the Moral Complacency of the New Atheism is a Mistake.Tony Lynch & Nishanathe Dahanayake - 2017 - Philosophical Investigations 40 (2):103-120.
    When it comes to morality, the New Atheists appear to think that their rejection of religion, except for the removal of fundamentalist distortions, changes nothing. We think that this is because they have not thought things through. Atheism might not be a threat to shame morality, but it is certainly a threat to guilt morality. Given that there are reasons to doubt the viability today of shame morality, we face a far greater problem if atheism triumphs than the (...)
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    Epistemic Toleration and the New Atheism.Richard Fumerton - 2013 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 37 (1):97-108.
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    Blessed, precious mistakes: deconstruction, evolution, and New Atheism in America.Donovan O. Schaefer - 2014 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 76 (1):75-94.
    This paper explores the ways that Daniel C. Dennett’s bestselling 2006 book Breaking the Spell traffics in a set of distinctly American presumptions about the relationship between religion and science. In this Americanized atheism, religion is presumed to be a set of logically organized propositional beliefs–a misbegotten science in need of correction or elimination. I show that a convergent critique, drawing on both evolutionary theory and deconstruction, highlights the limitations of this approach. This convergence highlights the theme of accident (...)
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    Review of The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason, by Victor J. Stenger. [REVIEW]Kile Jones - 2010 - Essays in Philosophy 11 (2):251-257.
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  48. Review of "The New Atheism, Myth, and History: The Black Legends of Contemporary Anti-Religion" by Nathan Johnstone. [REVIEW]Lloyd Strickland - 2021 - Numen 68:303-305.
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    "Review of" The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason". [REVIEW]Kile Jones - 2010 - Essays in Philosophy 11 (2):12.
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    On the Varieties of Religious Rationality: Plato versus the New Atheists.Joseph Morrill Kirby - 2015 - Cosmos and History 11 (1):69-102.
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