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Belief and Evidence (Forum for European Philosophy dialogue)

18 May 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Enlightenment philosopher David Hume tells us that ‘a wise man proportions his belief to his evidence.’ And according to W.K. Clifford, ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence’. But is believing without evidence really wrong, and if so what are we to make of religious beliefs? To answer these questions, we will bring together an epistemologist and a philosopher of religion.

Clayton Littlejohn is Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London.

Daniel Weiss is Polonsky-Coexist Lecturer in Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

Chair: Peter Dennis, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

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Date:
18 May 2015
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2015/05/20150518t1830vWT.aspx

Venue

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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