2nd Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar
24-25, May 2012
The biennial Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar provides a platform for discussion of work-in-progress in analytic philosophy of religion. The Seminar is organized by the Centre for Philosophy and Religion and will be held in the Philosophy Building,
University of Glasgow . The precise schedule will be announced nearer the time, but it is anticipated that the event will run from 10.00 a.m. on the 24th May until 6.00 p.m. on the 25th May. Details will appear here as they become available.
To register for this event please email Victoria Harrison (Victoria.Harrison@glasgow.ac.uk). Refreshments will be provided and there will be a buffet lunch on the 25th May (lunch on the 24th will be by own arrangement). A registration fee of £10 (£5 for graduate students) will be payable at the door.
This event is sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
Participants and Talks:
Vuko Andric and Attila Tanyi, University of Konstanz, ‘Between Boredom and Ignorance: On the Problems of an Omnitemporal Deity’
James Collin, University of Edinburgh, ‘Semantic Inferentialism and the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism’
Richard Corrigan, Malvern College, ‘Middle Knowledge, Impossible Subjunctives and the Power to do Otherwise’
Helen De Cruz, Somerville College, University of Oxford, ‘What is the Function of Natural Theological Arguments?’
Joseph Diekemper, Queen’s University Belfast/Hertford College, Oxford, ‘Space-Time Reductionism, Creation, and God’
Elizabeth Drummond Young, University of Edinburgh, ‘God’s Moral Goodness and Supererogation’
David Hunt, Whittier College, ‘On a Semantic Argument for Open Theism’
David Hunter, University of Birmingham, ‘The Problem of Freedom—A New Argument from Evil?’
Christopher Jay, Merton College, Oxford, ‘Fictionalism and Religious Commitment’
Klaas Kraay, Ryerson University/St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, ‘Must God Prevent all Gratuitous Evil?’
Jon Loose, Heythrop College, University of London, ‘The Fallen Elevator: Personal Identity, Constitution & Afterlife’
Ioanna-Maria Patsalidou, University of Glasgow, ‘On the Failure of Christian Universalism: Curative Punishment and the Problem of Hell’
Joshua Rollins, University of Oklahoma, ‘Epistemic Universalism and Common Consent Arguments’
Kyle Scott, University of Edinburgh, ‘The Problem of Arrogance’
Thord Svensson, Lund University, ‘The Meaning of “God”: The Causal Theory and Neo-Descriptivism’
Hami Verbin, Tel Aviv University, ‘Can God Forgive our Trespasses?’
Centre for Philosophy and Religion Public Lecture Series: 2010-2011
We hope to re-schedule Professor Charles Taliaferro's lecture which was cancelled last year. Please watch this space.
Professor Charles Taliaferro: Department of Philosophy, St. Olaf College, Minnesota. His publications incude: Consciousness and the Mind of God (Cambridge University Press, 1994), Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell, 1998), Evidence and Faith; Philosophy and Religion Since the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Dialogues About God (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), Philosophy of Religion (One World, 2009), and The Golden Cord; A Short Book on Eternity (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming). He is the co-author of Naturalism (Eerdmans, 2008) and co-editor of A Companion to Philosophy of Religion (Blackwell, 1997), Cambridge Platonist Spirituality (Paulist Press, 1995), Philosophy of Religion Reader (Blackwell, 2003), and the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology.