The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion’s 10th Conference: Atheisms

September 11, 2013 – September 13, 2013 all-day
Oriel College, University of Oxford
Oriel College
Oriel Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4EW

The BSPR’s Tenth Conference: Atheisms. September 11-13, 2013.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Pamela Anderson (Oxford)
Professor Stephen R. L. Clark (Liverpool)
Professor Owen Flanagan (Duke)
Professor Robin Le Poidevin (Leeds)

Buddhists, Epicureans, Christians, Pantheists, Materialists, Liberal Humanists, Transhumanists, Nietszcheans and Idolaters have all at different times been content to be called “atheists”, and even the most ardent of “New Atheists” will insist that they need have no “positive” beliefs, except to reject whatever God or notion of God it is that they oppose. There need therefore be no one doctrine or way of life identified as “Atheism”. The question is rather what forms of life and thought are to be reckoned “atheistical” and why they might (or might not) seem attractive.

Nor need the rejection of whatever God or Gods are in question always be a matter of intellectual conviction rather than politics (as anti-clericalism) or broadly “spiritual” practice (requiring the rejection of any authority superior to the individual’s own will, or to the State’s judgement).

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