New Atheism and the Scientistic Turn in the Atheism Movement

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 37 (1):142-153 (2013)
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Massimo Pigliucci
CUNY Graduate Center
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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.
Keywords New Atheism  scientism  epistemic warrant
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DOI 10.1111/misp.12006
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