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Science, humanities, religion: how many conflicts?

We are all aware of the debate between science and religion. Some think that science shows that God does not exist. Others think that there is no outright conflict, but that the sciences have left God with nothing useful to do. But some believers choose to fight on a different battlefield. They say that we must recognise the spiritual dimension in order to be understand our humanity. Unbelievers can reply that history and the other humanities give us a deep enough understanding of ourselves, without bringing in God. But is the quality of knowledge that the humanities give us high enough, or will they always be the poor relations of science? And is there a new outright conflict here, between the understanding that the humanities give us, and the religious view?

Richard lectures in philosophy at the Mary Ward Centre, and writes on philosophy. He has published two books, Projects and Values in 2006, and Deliberation and Reason in 2010. You can find out more about his work at www.rbphilo.com


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Richard Baron | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

20 February 2011 at 11:00 am

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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