Book Launch, Colin Howson, 'Objecting to God' (CUP)

I am pleased to announce that Colin Howson, an emeritus professor of the
LSE department of philosophy, will do a talk about his latest book. You
are all cordially invited.


Luc Bovens
Head of Department
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Friday, May 4 in T206 or LAK206 from 4 to 5:30, followed by a reception
on the first floor of the Lakatos Building

Objecting to God (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

The growth of science and a correspondingly scientific way of looking at
evidence have for the last three centuries slowly been gaining ground
over religious explanations of the cosmos and mankind's place in it.
However, not only is secularism now under renewed attack from religious
fundamentalism, but it has also been widely claimed that the scientific
evidence itself points strongly to a universe deliberately fine-tuned
for life to evolve in it. In addition, certain aspects of human life,
like consciousness and the ability to recognise the existence of
universal moral standards, seem completely resistant to evolutionary
explanation. In this book Colin Howson analyses in detail the evidence
which is claimed to support belief in God's existence and argues that
the claim is not well-founded. Moreover, there is very compelling
evidence that an all-powerful, all-knowing God not only does not exist
but cannot exist, a conclusion both surprising and provocative.