C. S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument by Victor Reppert

By Victor Reppert

During this publication Victor Reppert champions C. S. Lewis. Darwinists try to use technological know-how to teach that our international and its population might be absolutely defined because the made of a senseless, purposeless procedure of physics and chemistry. yet Lewis claimed in his argument from cause that if such materialism or naturalism have been real then medical reasoning itself couldn't be relied on. Victor Reppert believes that Lewis's arguments were too usually disregarded. In C. S. Lewis's risky concept Reppert deals cautious, capable improvement of Lewis's inspiration and demonstrates that the elemental thrust of Lewis's argument from cause can undergo up lower than the load of the main critical philosophical assaults.

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