The latest review comes from the “Panorama of a Book Saint” blog. You can read the review here.
The blogger, Dr. Conrade Yap, liked the book and was more sympathetic with my arguments (not surprising given that he is a Christian theist). However, Dr. Yap does say some things that left me perplexed and suspecting that he had misunderstood the argument being presented. For example, he wrote:
“That does not mean I am fully persuaded by Rauser as well. Some of the examples he use are less than satisfactory. For example, in the opening chapter, he takes the stand that life has meaning from a hugely utilitarian standpoint.”
This perplexes me because I don’t endorse a utilitarian standpoint, still less a “hugely utilitarian standpoint” in that chapter. Nor can I think how the argument for objective meaning presented in that chapter could be construed as a defense of utilitarianism. (Just so we’re clear, utilitarianism is the ethical position that endorses one’s primary ethical obligation as being always to act so as to actualize the greatest good for the greatest number.)
Oh well, at least Dr. Yap liked the book!