Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group
August 25, 2016 — 10:27

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News Uncategorized  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 0

For the past few years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

– If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this group, please email me: kraay@ryerson.ca

– If you are (or plan to be) in the Toronto area this semester, and would like to present a paper to this group, please let me know.

– If you would like to present a paper to this group via Skype this semester,  please let me know. (We have an 80″ screen in our department’s meeting room!)

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group
January 5, 2016 — 14:03

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 0

For the past few years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

– If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this group, please email me: kraay@ryerson.ca

– If you are (or plan to be) in the Toronto area this semester, and would like to present a paper to this group, please let me know.

– If you would like to present a paper to this group via Skype this semester (we have an 80″ screen in our department’s meeting room!) please let me know.

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group
August 24, 2015 — 4:20

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 0

For the past few years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

– If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this group, please email me: kraay@ryerson.ca

– If you are (or plan to be) in the Toronto area this semester, and would like to give a paper to this group this upcoming academic year, please let me know.

– If you would like to give a paper to this group via Skype this upcoming academic year (we have the technology!) please let me know.

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?
August 3, 2015 — 6:04

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: ,   Comments: 0

What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?
A Workshop on the Axiological Consequences of Theism
Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada
September 11-12, 2015

For complete details, and to register, go to: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theismworkshop.html.

Speakers:

– Toby Betenson (Birmingham)
– Richard Davis and Paul Franks (Tyndale University College)
– Scott Davison (Morehead State University)
– Guy Kahane (Oxford)
– Stephen Maitzen (Acadia)
– Myron A. Penner (Trinity Western) and Ben Arbour (Institute for Philosophical and Theological Research)
– John Schellenberg (Mount Saint Vincent)
– Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)
– Michael Tooley (Colorado)
– Erik Wielenberg (DePauw)

This workshop is the capstone event of a three-year research project, entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”, that was generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

For more information about this project, see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

Video of van Inwagen-de Sousa Debate
March 30, 2015 — 13:49

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Comments: 0

I have just posted a video of a debate between Peter van Inwagen and Ronald de Sousa that took place in Toronto on March 6th, 2015.

The video can be viewed at: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

The topic was: “What Difference Would (or Does) God’s Existence Make?”

Debate: “What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?”
February 23, 2015 — 15:35

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 1

Debate:             “What Difference Would – or Does – God’s Existence Make?”

Speakers:

Dr. Peter van Inwagen, Research Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
Dr. Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

Date/Time:      Friday, March 6th, 4:00-5:30 pm (reception to follow)

Location:          Oakham Lounge, 2nd Floor of Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Ryerson University

Registration:   To register to attend, please click here.

 

For more information, please see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

Research Fellowship in Philosophy of Religion
February 16, 2015 — 20:37

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: ,   Comments: 0

This is a second call for applications for a Research Fellowship in the Philosophy of Religion to be held during either the Summer 2015 or the Fall 2015 semester.

This fellowship is funded by a generous research grant (from the John Templeton Foundation) entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”.

Junior, mid-career, and senior philosophers are all welcome to apply.

For more details and application instructions, please visit the project website: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html

Applications are due on March 31st, 2015.

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Research Fellowship in Philosophy of Religion
January 6, 2015 — 10:07

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: ,   Comments: 0

This is a call for applications for a Research Fellowship in the Philosophy of Religion to be held during either the Summer 2015 or the Fall 2015 semester.

This fellowship is funded by a generous research grant (from the John Templeton Foundation) entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”.

Junior, mid-career, and senior philosophers are all welcome to apply.

For more details and application instructions, please visit the project website: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html

Applications are due on March 31st, 2015.

 

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group
January 6, 2015 — 9:19

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , ,   Comments: 0

For the past couple of years, I have organized a lively philosophy of religion work-in-progress group at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

– If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this group, please email me: kraay@ryerson.ca

– If you are (or plan to be) in the Toronto area this semester, and would like to give a paper to this group, please let me know.

– If you would like to give a paper to this group via Skype (we have the technology!) please let me know.

 

Klaas Kraay
Department of Philosophy
Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay

Richard Swinburne Lecture: Why ‘God Exists’ is Good News
October 15, 2014 — 14:40

Author: Klaas Kraay  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 1

This lecture will take place in Toronto on November 3rd. All are welcome to attend. It will also be live-streamed on the web. For details, see: www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html.

Title:             Why ‘There is a God’ is Good News

Speaker:      Richard SwinburneEmeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oxford University.
Time:             Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:00-5:30pm. (Reception to follow.)
Location:      Ryerson University, Oakham Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto.
Abstract:      Humans have good lives in so far as they have true beliefs about moral and cosmic matters, and appropriate emotions; have others who love and influence them, and have power to choose freely how to influence themselves and others, and use it for good. Contrary to the writings of “New Atheists”, if there is a God, our life on earth would be richer in all these ways. We would be able to acquire better understanding of moral truths, and to have more appropriate emotions (including gratitude to God our creator), we would be loved and influenced by God, and have the power to please God and to influence ourselves and others in new important ways ; and if we use this power well, our lives will be much better than they would be without God. Given that God gives us life after death, we would also have the opportunity to choose to have an everlasting growth of relation to God in all these ways, and the enormous power to refuse to have this; and, if we make the right choice,  our lives would be very much better than they would be without God.