June 2016 Newsletter

Next general meeting, Wednesday June 15

Meetings are at Irish Embassy, 900 Main Street Durango

Dinner, for those interested, from 5:30PM.  Discussion starts at 6:30

The discussion topic for this month: “Street Epistemology”

Presented by Kathleen O’Conner

Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from mere opinion. What is the most productive way for atheists to converse with believers about matters of faith? Should we even try? street-epistemologyThis is a topic that was suggested by an episode of Seth Andrews’ The Thinking Atheist in which Seth interviews Anthony Magnabosco who is an advocate (one of many) of ‘street epistemology’. Magnabosco interviews random people on the street about their religious beliefs with the goal of gently leading the respondent to seriously examine the roots of their beliefs while advancing the atheist/rationalist world view.

 

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