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Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!

This presentation was given by Dr. Peter Boghossian of Portland State University on January 27, 2012. In this talk, sponsored by The Freethinkers of Portland State University and published by philosophynews.com, Dr. Boghossian argues that faith-based processes are unreliable and unlikely to lead one to the truth. Since our goal as knowers is to have more true beliefs than false ones, faith, as a process for getting to the truth, should be abandoned in favor of other, more reliable processes. The talk was followed by a question and answer session from the audience. [More]

HuffPo Article on Stand to Reason Broadcast

I just discovered that Stand to Reason radio, a feature of the conservative Christian apologetics organization Stand to Reason, referenced my most recent Huffington Post article titled, “Why Faith Claims Should Be ‘Corrected’: A Professor’s Argument” on their national broadcast. In fact the host, J. Warner Wallace, read the entire article on the air and then commented on it. [More]

Faith Claims Are Not Only False But Delusional, Professor Says

Trip Report. Professor Boghossian doesn’t mince words when it comes to his opinion about faith. Not only are faith claims false, he argues, they have all the earmarks of being delusional. And while many people believe their faith either is harmless or even helpful, Boghossian claims that any beliefs that are based on a delusion are in fact detrimental to the person holding them. Faith claims should be rejected on this ground. [More]

Becoming a Better Knower

Philosophers have been been trying to better understand how knowledge works for centuries. Progress has been slow and comes in fits and starts but it does come. Every so often new philosophical innovations shed light on intractable problems and things move forward. Dr. Jason Baehr is a philosopher who may be at the cusp of one of those innovations working in the field of virtue epistemology that attempts to focus on the role and attitudes of the knower in the knowledge game. [More]

Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion

This coming spring, Western Washington University will be hosting the second annual Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion with guest speakers Dr. Jeffrey Schloss and Dr. Michael Murray who will lecture on the impact evolutionary theory has on our understanding of religious belief. In 2011, the project was kicked off by Dr. Alvin Plantinga who gave lectures titled, God and Evolution: Where the Conflict Really Lies, and Does Science Show that Miracles Can’t Happen? [More]

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