Anthony Flew’s Deism

Much has been made about Anthony Flew’s “conversion” from atheism to deism. An article in The Atlantic suggests that all might not be quite as it seems. I’m not in a position to adjudicate, but something is a bit off.

(On a personal note, Flew has been a responsive and charming correspondent and an early supporter (a charter member) of  the Michael Oakeshott Association.) I was thrilled to have him chair a session at the inaugural conference of the MOA in 2001. We chatted briefly about his editing of Language and Logic, and of Ryle, Gellner and Wittgenstein.