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Featured Conferences

Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference

Since 2007, Jonathan Kvanvig has organized annual philosophy of religion conferences, often in partnership with other institutions like Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame. For more information, click here

Plantinga Workshop

November 6-8, 2014

5th Floor Cashion, Baylor School of Business

Baylor University

"Alvin Plantinga is well-known for his arguments that religious belief does not need the support of arguments to be rational, justified, responsible, the object of knowledge, or in any other way epistemically appropriate. However, in his relatively underground lecture notes “Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments” he sketches two dozen (or so) theistic arguments he finds quite promising. Many of these sketches have remained only in outlines for decades. Now, the Program for Philosophical Study of Religion has gathered an international array of scholars (some of whom are mentioned in the notes) to fill in some of the details and provide further guidance on this fascinating set of research projects."

Among the attendees will be Alvin Plantinga, Bradley Monton, Brian Leftow, Hud Hudson, Elizabeth Burns, Lorraine Keller, Robin Collins, Richard Swinburne, and William Lane Craig.

Organizers: Trent Dougherty and Francis Beckwith, Directors, Program on Philosophical Studies of Religion (PPSR)

Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers

The Biennial Meeting of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers was held at Baylor University, Oct. 3-5 2014.

For the BAPT Conference schedule, click here.

Past Lectures

Philosophy Homecoming Lecture Series:

Fall 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis, the Baylor Honors College and Department of Philosophy presented C.S. Lewis and the Christian University Today homecoming weekend (10/18/13). This event was held in the Alexander Reading Room, on Baylor campus, where participants joined the Honors College's and Department of Philosophy's faculty as they discussed the impact of Lewis on their scholarship, teaching and calling. During the Lecture series there was a panel discusion.

2013 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture

"Kierkegaard: A Christian Thinker for Our Time?"
Institute for Faith and Learning
Thursday, October 31 - Saturday, November 2
Click here to view the conference page for more information including speakers, topics, and the call for papers.

The 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Albaugh Lecture

Philosopher Charles Taylor
Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m.  

Charles Taylor, a professor of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has made notable contributions to the fields of political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, and the history of philosophy. A recipient of the prestigious Kyoto Prize and Templeton Prize, Taylor is the author of numerous articles and books, including: The Explanation of Behavior (1964), Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity (1989), The Ethics of Authenticity (1992), Multiculturalism (1994), A Secular Age (2007), Dilemmas and Connections (2011), and the forthcoming Retrieving Realism, with Hubert Dreyfus. Taylor enjoys widespread esteem among fellow philosophers and has been called the greatest philosopher alive today.

2012 Philosophy Department Homecoming Lecture

Alumna Amanda Mendiola
Friday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m.

The 2012 Homecoming Lecture will be held on November 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Morrison Hall 120. This lecture will be on "But what can you do with a Philosophy Major?" and presented by Amanda Mendiola.