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4th Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar: 26-27 May, 2016

4th Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar: 26-27 May, 2016


Forum for Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy (School of Humanities), University of Glasgow


The biennial Seminar provides an international platform for discussion of work in progress in analytic philosophy of religion.


Refreshments will be provided on both days, and there will be a buffet lunch and evening wine reception on the 26th. Dinner and accommodation are by own arrangement. Places are limited so advance registration is essential. To register please email Victoria Harrison by Monday 23rd May:


A registration fee of £12 (£6 for postgraduates) will be payable at the door.


This event is sponsored by Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.


Confirmed speakers and paper titles:


Dani Adams (University of Leeds), ‘Divine Conservation and Space-Time Substantivalism’

Robert Anderson (University of Notre Dame, Australia), ‘Proper Basicality… with Feeling’

Max Andrews (University of Edinburgh), ‘Quantum Indeterminism in a Theistic Universe’

Michael Antony (University of Haifa), ‘Public Knowledge about God’

Mikel Burley (University of Leeds), ‘Prioritizing Practice in the Study of Religion: Normative and Descriptive Orientations’


Elizabeth Burns (Heythrop College), ‘Philosophy as Prayer: Muhammad Iqbal on Pantheism and the Purpose of Prayer’

T. Ryan Byerly (University of Sheffield), ‘Ordinary Morality does not Imply Atheism’

Ian Kidd (Durham University), ‘What is a Religious Exemplar? Religion, Emulation, and the Cosmos’

Finlay Malcolm (University of Manchester), ‘Can the Religious Fictionalist Have Faith?’

Tyler McNabb (University of Glasgow), ‘An Epistemic Defeater for Islamic Belief?’

Emily Paul (University of Leeds), ‘Can a Timeless God ‘Become’ Incarnate?’

Michael Roberts (University of Birmingham), ‘Bare Attention: On Buddhist Soteriology and Perceptual Experience’

Walter Schultz (University of Northwestern- St. Paul, Minnesota), ‘Against Possibility Constructivism’

Marciano Spica (State University of Midwest-Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil), ‘Language, Belief and Plurality: a Contribution to Understanding Religious Diversity’

Patrick Todd (University of Edinburgh), ‘Theism and Naturalism in Debates about Moral Responsibility’


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