Past Meetup

CLHG Talk - Stephen Law - The Evil God Challenge

Hosted by Central London Humanists

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The CLHG are delighted that philosopher Stephen Law has agreed to give a talk to the group. Stephen will be talking about his "Evil God Challange" which he has used in debates with various theists including William Lane Craig, and also about new ideas in the philosophy of religion that he's been working on.

Stephen is the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy journal Think. He has published several books and is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London.

Door at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m.

Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our CLHG Charity Wine Bar find your seat and chat with other members.

Donations to the wine bar will go to Stephen's chosen charity the BHA.

All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we ask those who can to make a donation of what they can afford to cover the costs of room and equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.

Stephen's book, The War For Children’s Minds was Routledge’s lead title for 2006. It focuses on issues concerning moral and religious education, using philosophical tools to help clarify and assess key arguments. Phillip Pullman said it “should be read by every parent, every teacher and every politician”.

The book was based on a prize-winning essay (joint winner of the £5,000 ESRC-Prospect Millenium essay prize in 2000). The publication had considerable impact and was reviewed by e.g. The Economist and featured on Radio 4 Today programme and Radio 3 Nightwaves (where I was in discussion about the book with Prof. Anthony O’Hear). It was also focus of e.g. a two-page feature in The Guardian.

Other books include:

• Very Short Introduction to Humanism (OUP, 2011)

• The Great Philosophers (Quercus, 2007)

• The Philosophy Gym (Headline, 2000) – German version was winner of the E5,000 Mindleheim Philosophy Prize in 2009

You can follow Stephen via his blog Stephen Law (