Reason and Conscience: The Double Ground of Religious Toleration in Pierre Bayle

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/13/18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Wheaton College Blanchard Hall

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Wheaton College


Reason and Conscience: The Double Ground of Religious Toleration in Pierre Bayle

Wheaton College

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm

 

The Philosophy Department presents a lecture by Dr. Kristen Irwin of Loyola University Chicago at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. In this talk, Dr. Irwin will canvass four main arguments that French philosopher Pierre Bayle offers for religious toleration: the ‘natural light’ argument, the reciprocity argument, the erring conscience argument, and the inclusivity argument. She will show that Bayle can use the ‘natural light’ argument and the reciprocity argument to constrain the erring conscience argument, such that the reciprocity argument does not entail the obligation to tolerate the conscientious action of religious fanatics.

Kristen Irwin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University. She came in 2014 after teaching at Biola University (CA). She earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. Prior to that, she received her BA in Philosophy and History from Hillsdale College (MI).

This event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in room 339 of Blanchard Hall, located at 501 College Avenue in Wheaton. For more information, please contact the Philosophy Department at 630.752.5040.

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