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Episode 57 Dr. Stephen Maitzen MAY 6, 2012

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We’re thrilled to be able to bring you our interview with Philosopher of Religion Dr. Stephen Maitzen. Stephen Maitzen is the W.G. Clark Professor of Philosophy at Canada’s Acadia University. Focusing on morality and the arguments for and against the existence of God, he’s employed a powerful technique to criticize theistic arguments: assume for the sake of argument that the theist’s claims are true and then show how what follows isn’t at all something that theists should be or are comfortable with accepting. Dr. Maitzen’s body of work contains some fascinating and thought provoking papers that can be put to good use immediately in your conversations with theists. Best of all, most of them are readable at or near a popular level and are available as pdf’s on his Acadia University homepage. Indeed, do check out those papers because while we asked him to join us to sketch his work in broadstrokes, he goes into much more detail in his actual papers. Divine Hiddenness and the responses to it, skeptical theism, why is there something rather than nothing, non-theistic meaning and responses to William Lane Craig… Don’t miss this one!

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