Food for Thought

Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm

"Faith, Reason, and the Knowledge of God" by Meghan Sullivan
Mark Twain said that "Faith is believing something you know ain't true." Is religious faith always irrational? Or can faith be based on evidence? Is it ever justifiable to believe something even if there isn't sufficient evidence? And just what is it to believe that a certain teaching or source of evidence is infallible?
Over a (free!) catered dinner in the CoMo student lounge, a group of undergrads will be getting together with Philosophy Professor Meghan Sullivan to talk about faith and rationality. She will lead a discussion on these issues, followed by comments from Prof. Jeff Speaks and Prof. Michael Rea. You'll have a chance to ask questions, debate, and figure out just what you believe when it comes to the nature of belief.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathryn Pogin and Meg Schmitt at to reserve a seat.