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Public Lecture by Prof. Tim Crane: Religion From An Atheist's Point Of View

Venue: Senate House, Macmillan Suite

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The Birkbeck Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor Tim Crane (Central European University) for an open and public talk on his new book The Meaning of Belief: Religion From an Atheist’s Point of View.

* Please note: owing to popular demand, this event has been moved to the Macmillan Hall, Senate House, and more tickets made available.*

About the book:

Current debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but they make no impact on believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. Noting that religion is not what atheists think it is, Tim Crane offers a way out of this stalemate.

See further:

The Meaning of Belief on Harvard University Press Online

“[A] lucid and thoughtful book… In a spirit of reconciliation, Crane proposes to paint a more accurate picture of religion for his fellow unbelievers.”—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review

An interview with Professor Crane on these issues can be found here:

We encourage any prospective students to join us for the talk and a wine reception following (from about 7:15pm) at which time information about our modules and degrees will be made available. Staff will be available to answer inquires about applications and admissions and Professor Crane will available for questions.


Professor Tim Crane (Central European University)

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