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Philosophy and Religion Colloquium Series

Future Lectures

Dr. Merlod Westphal

             The Nature of Biblical Faith in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
                    Monday, October 1, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m, Foyer of Meditation (Armstrong Browning Library).
                    Reception to follow at Cox Reception Room (ABL).
              Faith and Reason in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
Wednesday, October 3, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Foyer of Meditation (Armstrong Browning Library).

               Faith and Reason in Philosophical Fragments
Thursday, October 4, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Foyer of Meditation (Armstrong Browning Library).

  • August 29: Keith DeRose (Yale)

Relationships, Value, and the Atonement.
            Wednesday, August 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Armstrong Browning Library, Foyer of Meditation.

            Reception to follow

Past Lectures

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

  • November 3-4: Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma) Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Eternity and Fatalism
A lecture with Dr. Linda Zagzebski of the University of Oklahoma
September 24 at 3:30-5:00 PM

October 29th: Timothy O'Connor (University of Indiana)

"Could There Be a Theory of Everything?"

'Why is there this--why is there anything at all?' A little reflection shows that a satisfactory answer to this question would require an altogether different kind of explanation from familiar sorts. Would any sort manage to do? If so, would more than one? O'Connor will not try to answer these questions in a short talk (!).  Instead, he wants to lay the groundwork for pursuing them in a rigorous and creative fashion. After identifying a couple key assumptions that underlie either the question of existence itself or certain kinds of response to it, O'Connor will try to rebut a common objection to the enterprise of seeking an explanation of contingent reality, viz., that the enterprise is bankrupt since contingent reality, by definition as it were, precludes the possibility of complete explanation.

Location: Treasure Room in Armstrong Browning Library at 3:30 PM