26 episodes

Real Atheology is a conversational podcast focusing on contemporary philosophy of religion from an atheist perspective which features discussions, interviews, and debates for philosophy of religion nerds of all metaphysical stripes.

Real Atheology Justin Schieber, Ben Watkins

    • Philosophy
    • 4.6, 25 Ratings

Real Atheology is a conversational podcast focusing on contemporary philosophy of religion from an atheist perspective which features discussions, interviews, and debates for philosophy of religion nerds of all metaphysical stripes.

    RA026: Aron Lucas on the Fine Tuning Argument

    RA026: Aron Lucas on the Fine Tuning Argument

    For this episode, we interview Aron Lucas about his objection to the Fine Tuning argument in his paper "Naturalism, Fine-Tuning, and Flies" that is published at https://infidels.org/library/modern/aron_lucas/flies.html

    • 54 min
    RA025: Dr. Felipe Leon on Mitigated Modal Skepticism

    RA025: Dr. Felipe Leon on Mitigated Modal Skepticism

    For this episode, we interview philosopher Dr. Felipe Leon on the topic of Mitigated Modal Skepticism, the view that our modal knowledge is limited to the mundane.  It seeks to the ground our modal knowledge in empirical sources, such as observation and observation-sensitive theory. This would mean our modal knowledge can not be extended to possibilities critical to a large variety of theistic arguments. We end up covering a number of related topics in the philosophy of religion. Felipe also runs the ex-apologist philosophy of religion blog which has a wealth of fantastic content that listeners to this podcast will no doubt enjoy. http://exapologist.blogspot.com/ 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    RA024: Interview with Islamic Apologist Zach Christ

    RA024: Interview with Islamic Apologist Zach Christ

    In this episode, the Bens get a fresh perspective from Zach Christ, a Muslim from America who now lives in Turkey. During the interview, Zach and the Bens compare and contrast the beliefs and philosophical defenses of Islam and Christianity, delving into the concepts of God, miracles, and the afterlife. They also discuss people's attitudes toward Islam in America and Turkey.

    • 59 min
    RA023: The Argument from Motion

    RA023: The Argument from Motion

    We're back with a new episode! This time we tackle the Argument from Motion as presented in Ed Feser's book "Five Proofs of the Existence of God".

    • 54 min
    RA022: Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma

    RA022: Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma

    In this episode the Real Atheologians interview Jason Thibodeau about the famous Euthyphro Dilemma and how to respond to apologists who try to split the dilemma.  Jason is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cypress College.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    RA020: Alex Malpass on the Kalam

    RA020: Alex Malpass on the Kalam

    This is a follow-up episode on the Kalam Cosmological Argument where we interview philosopher Alex Malpass about his upcoming paper, co-authored with Wes Morriston, on the Kalam. Among other things, we discuss potential vs. actual/completed infinities, beginningless pasts, endless futures, and symmetry breakers.
    We'd also like to apologize to our Patreons, this episodes our return to properly thanking each of you at the end of the episode. 

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Kallisti333 ,

Significant Drop in Quality

My rating barely ekes into 3-star territory because of the earlier episodes with Justin Schieber, who listeners of Reasonable Doubts will know for his respectful, but extraordinarily thorough debating style. Unfortunately, since he has disappeared from the show, the remaining co-hosts, Ben Watkins, Ben Bavar, and John Lopilato have lead the show into an astounding decline in quality. Their chemistry is awkward and frequently flailing. The way they question their guests and pose counter-arguments is frustrating, both because questions and objections frequently seem off-the-cuff, insufficiently probing, and weak. I find myself sighing with exasperation as they limply lob softball questions and lame objections at guests who are saying outlandish things (the Zach Christ interview is a recent example, but far from the only one). The schedule is also highly erratic, with months going by between new episodes. And frankly, because of the quality issues, I find myself dreading listening to new episodes (which is why I will be unsubscribing: I don’t find the podcast rewarding enough to continue listening to). All in all, I like the spirit of the endeavor, what they tried to do, much more than the actual results.

AltoMaximus ,

From a Christian listener

Best philosophy of religion podcast from the perspective of naturalists!

two mil ,

best in the god/nogod genre

Discussions with philosphers of religion, the people most qualified to evaluate the god propositions.

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