Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ichthus Seminar: Rethinking Faith & Reason

Title : Rethinking Faith and Reason

Speaker: Dr. Wang-Yen Lee

Date: 19 April 2010, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Venue: Singapore Bible College

Abstract:
My purpose in this talk is to clarify the roles of reason and faith in Christian belief and practices. I shall first argue that reason can yield knowledge of or justified belief in core Christian tenets if it can yield scientific knowledge, since inductive reasoning is involved in both. I shall then argue that the faith required in becoming a Christian should be distinguished from belief or justified belief in core Christian tenets.nbsp;

About the Speaker:
Lee Wang Yen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. He is an SBC alumnus and has a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. He has published some journal articles in philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and epistemology and currently he is working on a monograph on an objective Bayesian account of probabilistic inference. In the long run, he hopes to contribute to the rational defense of traditional Christian belief by doing serious analytic philosophy.

Fee:
S$10 for general public; S$5 for SBC alumni; S$5 for SBC students (special rate of S$3 per student for those who register through their respective class). All fees are inclusive of GST. Ichthus members please bring along your membership card to enter without charges.

To register, go to the website.

1 comment:

reasonable said...

so sad, I missed it... only now then I realize that the event is today :(