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19:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[19:30] LSS: Greg Scorzo - The art of thinking - about god (series)
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THE ART OF THINKING ABOUT GOD – GREG SCORCZO - AUTUMN 2018 A NEW VENTURE FOR THE SECULAR HALL The 'Art of Thinking' ABOUT GOD sessions will be run by philosopher Dr Greg Scorzo, editor of 'Culture on the Offensive' (http://www.cultureontheoffensive.com/). Complete programme below. These will be informal, participatory and accessible sessions, so no experience of academic philosophy is needed. In each session, Dr Scorzo will first outline and explain a philosophical argument given by a classic or contemporary thinker in the 'Philosophy of Religion' field. Participants will then have a chance to explore that argument through group discussion and debate. Each session stands alone – come to as many as you wish. Sessions will start with around 10 minutes of introductory talk, followed by discussion and tea. In this first session Dr Scorzo introduces The Cosmological Argument: Discussion about the infamous argument attempting to show that God exists on the basis of the universe having a necessary first cause. Next 17 September: http://leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=2197 Admission £3 on the door, no booking necessary. PROGRAMME (all Secular Hall, 7:30pm. Various days of the week) September 2018 - Monday 3: The Cosmological Argument: Discussion about the infamous argument attempting to show that God exists on the basis of the universe having a necessary first cause. - Monday 17: The Teleological Argument: Discussion about the infamous argument attempting to show God’s existence on the basis of the universe having a natural order, and hence, design. - Friday 28: The Argument from the Principle of Sufficient Reason: Discussion about the infamous argument attempting to show God’s existence on the basis of the universe needing a sufficient reason why it is one way rather than another. October 2018 - Tuesday 9: Hume’s Argument from Miracles: Discussion of Hume’s infamous argument that miracles can’t have evidence in their favour because, "no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavours to establish". - Monday 22: Do Ghosts Exist? A discussion of whether we have evidence for the existence of the paranormal. November 2018 - Friday 2: The Argument from Religious Experience: Discussion of the infamous argument that religious experience Is best explained as an experience of divine reality, thus constituting a form of evidence for the existence of God. - Friday 16: Michael Martin’s Atheistic Argument from Incoherence: A discussion of the infamous atheistic argument that God is impossible because the attributes of God are simply incoherent. December 2018 - Monday 3: Is Religion Good for Society? A discussion of whether religion is good for society, independently of whether or not any religious claims happen to be true. - Monday 17: Is Christmas an Ethical Holiday? A discussion about whether Christmas promotes greed, materialism, and helps to spoil children. Previous talks at Secular Hall by Greg Scorzo: April 2018: "Men, Women, and Sexual Etiquette After #Metoo" ( http://leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=2162 ) September 2018: "Free Speech. What Kind of Free Speech?" ( http://leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=2194 )

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