In a recent article in this journal, Andrew Johnson seeks to defend the “New Atheism” against several objections. We provide a philosophical assessment of his defense of contemporary atheistic arguments that are said to amount to bifurcation fallacies. This point of discussion leads to our critical discussion of the presumption of atheism and the epistemic justification of atheism
Keywords Agnosticism  Atheism  Bifurcation fallacy  Epistemic justification  Antony Flew  Keith Lehrer  Negative existence claims  New atheism  Presumption of agnosticism  Presumption of atheism  Theism
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