Speaker: Dr. Colin Howson, professor of philosophy,
University of Toronto
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time : 4 PM
Place: Byker Auditorium, Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
Title: "God and Science"
History and Philosophy
Summary: A century ago many scientifically informed people thought that science only tended to undermine religious belief. Now some puzzling discoveries seem to suggest the opposite. In light of the data we have, what should we think?
About the speaker: Colin Howson is presently a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was formerly the chair and professor of philosophy from 1999- 2006 at the “Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method” department, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). This chair was once occupied by Sir Karl Popper, considered many scientists and philosophers to be the most significant philosopher of the 20th century. Howson is the author of five books. One of them is an edited book. His four books include: Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach (3rd 2006), Hume’s Problem (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), Logic with Tree (London, Routledge, 1997) and Objecting to God (Cambridge University Press, 2011).