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Talk at UTD: Peter Boghossian "Street Epistemology"

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• Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists at UT Dallas (UTD ASH) Event


Greetings ASH! As most of you know, we'll be co-hosting Peter Boghossian with the NTS. He will give a lecture on Street Epistemology, as detailed in his book, A Manual for Creating Atheists. We welcome all, including people of faith.

Where: Clark Center 1.112. However, stay tuned for updates!


Topic: Street Epistemology

Epistemology: A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.

"My primary goal was to give readers the tools to talk people out of faith and into reason." -Boghossian

We encourage those who attend to ask questions during Q&A.

About:

"Dr. Peter Boghossian's main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 20 years and 30 thousand students - in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. 

Peter's primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning. His doctoral research studies, funded by the State of Oregon and supported by the Oregon Department of Corrections, consisted of using the Socratic method to help prison inmates to increase their critical thinking and moral reasoning abilities and to increase their desistance to criminal behavior.

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  • Skip K.

    Very interesting Q&A afterward

    March 22, 2014

  • Skip K.

    I got a warning ticket, but no fine.

    March 22, 2014

  • Randi

    There's definitely a skill in debunking religion to those of faith. This meetup was certainly a good starting point, however, I think some of us (namely myself) could really use to attend some workshops!! It's great to have the tools & templates to identify the mindset of another person, ask the right questions/use effective heuristics, and most of all to remove the emotion out of the conversation.

    March 22, 2014

  • Donald F.

    Great presentation. Worth going even if I already have the book!

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lecture covered interventions and strategies when dealing with the religious. Great Q&A afterwards.

    March 22, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Am I missing it or are there tickets for this?

    March 21, 2014

    • Matthew T.

      Is there no parking enforcement?

      March 22, 2014

    • Philip

      That's the rumor I heard (from someone that works @ UTD)

      March 22, 2014

  • Matthew T.

    I'm gonna try to make it, but Saturday is one of my few work days.

    March 21, 2014

  • Tony B.

    Sounds interesting. Looking fordward to it.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finished A Manual For Creating Atheists.....looking forward to meeting.

    March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finishing his excellent book so this is perfect timing for me - is there a cost to it? (We've started an Agnostic/Atheist meeting of AA in Frisco and want to invite the group to attend...)

    THANKS!

    March 12, 2014

  • Randi

    I am going to try to attend this - sounds very interesting!! Thanks Philip for organizing this event.

    March 12, 2014

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