Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th is the first lecture of the Dwight Terry Lectureship by Columbia Professor Philip Kitcher. These lectures will focus on Professor Kitcher’s defense of Secular Humanism and its positive benefits. The lecture will be at 4:15 pm in LC 102.
“In the first lecture, titled “Beyond Doubt,” Kitcher will review major doctrines of faith – such as the belief that the deity has a covenant with a particular people or the literal truth of resurrection — that can make non-believers skeptical, and he will address objections to humanism raised by believers, such as: Can it provide any basis for objective values? Can it allow for the meaningfulness of human life and offer consolation in the face of death?Does it inevitably reduce the depth of human existence or overlook the darkness at the core of human nature?”
The full lecture series takes place during the weeks of March 24th and 31st. The lectures are Tuesday, March 26th, Thursday, March 28th, Tuesday, April 2nd, and Thursday, April 4th, all at 4:15 pm in LC 102. Please see the poster for further details.
Want to eat dinner with Professor Kitcher? On Thursday, April 4th, at 6:15 pm the Humanist Society will host Professor Kitcher for dinner. If you would like to attend, please email Yale.Humanists [@] gmail.com. There are still a spots available, but email soon to reserve your spot.
See you there!