by Richard Swinburne
Monday, September 26 at 7:30pm in the Student Union Little Theater
Richard Swinburne has been an influential British philosopher for more than 50 years. He is one of the world’s leading experts on arguments for the existence of God. He is Nolloth Professor of Philosophy Emeritus of Oxford University. Professor Swinburne has published more than 18 major books and numerous professional articles. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1992. He has presented many invited lectures including the prestigious Gifford Lectures at Aberdeen from 1982 to 1984, and has held a number of visiting professorships. Professor Swinburne is also a graduate of Oxford University and was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Keele prior to his positon on the faculty at Oxford.
He is well known for his trilogy of books, The Coherence of Theism, The Existence of God and Faith and Reason, published by Oxford University Press. The first is concerned with what it means to say that there is a God. The Existence of God is a comprehensive philosophical case for God’s existence. Professor Swinburne has also published important related works including Providence and the Problem of Evil on the existence of God and the real presence of evil. Professor Swinburne has written a book for laypersons, Is there a God?, which summarizes arguments for God’s existence for non-specialists. Earlier in his career Professor Swinburne published works on the philosophy of science including Space and Time. Published in 2013, Professor Swinburne’s book Mind, Brain, and Free Will argues that humans are composed of body and soul and have free will.
Additional information about Professor Swinburne can be found here.
Professor Swinburne will present Arguments for the Existence of God, the 2016 Converse-Yates-Tate lecture, on Monday, September 26 at 7:30pm in the OSU Student Union Little Theater. Professor Swinburne will present a positive case for the existence of God based parts of his books Is there a God? and The Existence of God. This talk will be livestreamed by OStateTv.
He will also be speaking at a luncheon in the Murray Hall Parlor Tuesday September 27 at 10:45am on Humans have two Parts – Body and Soul. Professor Swinburne will assert that human beings consist of an immaterial soul as well as a physical body based on part of his recent book Mind, Brain and Free Will. Lunch will be provided. For information on the luncheon contact Sarah Mutschelknaus at 405-744-6090.
Both talks are sponsored by the OSU Department of Philosophy and Converse Yates Cate Lectureship.