Colloquium Series – Presentation TwoPosted on: Oct 11, 2013
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colloquium Series
Concordia University College's Philosophy and Religious Studies departments invite you to the second presentation of this semester’s Colloquium Series. These events are free and open to the public.
Presentation Two: Wednesday, October 16 – 4 p.m.
“Would it be Good for there to be God?” – Presented by Myron A. Pemmer:
In this talk I will present the contours of a research project funded by the John Templeton Foundation I am working on this year. I propose to investigate two areas directly relevant to assessing the ‘value impact’ (positive, negative, or neutral) God’s existence would have on a possible world. The first project develops an argument for pro-theism (the view that God’s existence would be, on balance, a good thing and as such it is rational to want it to be the case that God exists), whereas the second project explores arguments for personal anti-theism (the view that God’s existence would be a bad thing for a particular person, and as such it is rational for that person to want it to be the case that God does not exist) and for wide anti-theism (the view that God’s existence would be a bad thing for all agents such that it is rational for all agents to want it to be the case that God does not exist).