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Intellectual Black Holes

This talk will look at some of the mechanisms used by religious and other belief systems to trap people inside, so that it's almost impossible for them to think their way out again.


How are smart, college-educated people able to convince themselves that, say, the universe is six thousand years old? This talk will look at some of the mechanisms used by religious and other belief systems to trap people inside, so that it's almost impossible for them to think their way out again.

Philosopher Stephen Law is the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal THINK. He has published several books and is senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London.


Speaker(s):

Dr Stephen Law | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

23 February 2010 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Psychology Seminar Series, Goldsmiths' College
Richard Hoggart Building
New Cross
London
SE14 6NW
020 7919 7871
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru

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SEMINARS ARE FREE and there is no need to book in advance.

Talks are open to all.

They start at 6:10 PM IN ROOM 256, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.

For further information, contact Chris French email: c.french@gold.ac.uk).

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