Friday, April 12, 2013

Announcement: Symposium on Philipse's God in the Age of Science: A Critique of Religious Reason

WHEN: Friday June 21, 10am-4pm
COST: $30 per person, includes morning and afternoon coffee - attendees to cater for their own lunch.

DETAILS:
As a prelude to the 2013 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association Conference 'Religion and Science, Theism and Atheism' APRA will be hosting a Symposium with Professor Herman Philipse (University of Utrecht, NL) focused on his recent book "God in the Age of Science: A Critique of Religious Reason" Oxford University Press, 2012.

Philipse's book, aimed at a scholarly philosophical audience, offers one of the most significant critiques of metaphysical theology to be published in recent years and stands as a challenging criticism to some of the most influential contemporary theistic philosophy (paying particular attention to the work of Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne). 

The three major sections of Philipse's book will be addressed and critically engaged by Bishop, Oppy and Quadrio with a response from Professor Philipse to each presentation.

ABOUT HERMAN PHILIPSE:
Herman Philipse (D Phil (Leiden) 1983) took up a Distinguished Professorship in philosophy at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, in September 2003. He was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leiden (1985-2003), Assistant Professor in Philosophy at that university (1978-85), and Research Assistant at the Husserl Archives, University of Louvain, Belgium (1977-78). He has been chairman (’decaan’) of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Leiden several times.

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