In an effort to facilitate collegial dialogue across disciplinary boundaries among faculty and students, EKU Libraries is hosting hour-long, informally moderated colloquiums on selected Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the new Crabbe Library Research and Instruction Commons Conference Room, 204G.
Each colloquium session is devoted to text, video or audio material chosen by a faculty member who moderates the discussion. The material may be of any subject, scholarly or topical, peer-reviewed or popular, as well as original work. The only constraint is that the item(s) under discussion be accessible online (including any of EKU Libraries’ many subscription resources).
This Friday, Rob Sica will moderate discussion of The New Atheists’ Narrow World View (and the author’s response to criticism):
Most friends and even enemies of the new atheism have not yet noticed the provincialism of the current debate. If the horsemen left their world of books, conferences, classrooms, and computers to travel more in the developing world for a year, they would find some unfamiliar religious arenas.
Refreshments kindly provided by EKU Student Government Association.
Faculty interested in participating as moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.
Of related interest:
Jonathan Haidt: Moral psychology and the misunderstanding of religion
Scott Atran & Joseph Henrich: The Evolution of Religion
Philip Kitcher: Human Nature and Belief [video]
Daniel Dennett: What Should Replace Religion? [video]
Religiosity’s Phylogeny [video]
Why Are We Religious? [video]
The importance of religion for evolutionary biology [video]
The Plain Sense of Things: The Fate of Religion in an Age of Normal Nihilism
Pascal Boyer: Religion: Bound to believe?
Simon Blackburn: Can Science Tell Us Right From Wrong? [video]
How our innate theory of mind gives rise to the divine creator
David Benatar: The Optimism Delusion
Intimations of Mortality
Blaming God for Our Pain: Human Suffering and the Divine Mind
Eric Kaufmann: Shall the religious inherit the earth? [video]