Dawkins’ Unrebuttable Refutation


  • Tamás HANKOVSZKY Pázmány Péter Catholic University




atheism, creationism, belief, probability, design, Darwinism, God, Dawkins


In the whole fourth chapter of The God Delusion Richard Dawkins in a long and complicated argumentation attempts to prove that God’s existence is improbable and we have no reason to believe in Him. In my paper I am going to examine the basic structure of his train of thought first so that I present the detailed reconstruction of the single steps later on. Having scrutinized the reconstructed reasoning in the last section I am going to show that his main argument for atheism is unsuccessful.


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Author Biography

Tamás HANKOVSZKY, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Tamás HANKOVSZKY (PhD, Dr. Habil.) is assistant professor at Department of Philosophy, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. He studied philosophy, theology, literature and chemistry. His areas of interest include German idealism (Kant and Fichte), philosophy of religion, and logic. Hankovszky is the author of 4 monographs and 52 scientific articles. Recent publications: “The Logic of Truth. Kant on Formal and Transcendental Logic”, “The Truth of Analytic Judgments”, “Incongruence of Philosophy and Theology”, “Philosophy of Education in Early Fichte”.


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How to Cite

HANKOVSZKY, T. (2018). Dawkins’ Unrebuttable Refutation. WISDOM, 10(1), 73–83. https://doi.org/10.24234/wisdom.v10i1.204