Purdue Conference on the Epistemology of Moral and Religious Belief
May 10, 2012 — 6:31

Author: Michael Bergmann  Category: News  Tags:   Comments: 0

On September 6-8, 2012, Purdue University will host an interdisciplinary conference entitled “Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief: Disagreement and Evolution”.

The conference will focus on three main challenges to religious and moral beliefs:

  1. Widespread interpersonal disagreement among intellectual peers on religious and on moral topics provides reason to doubt these beliefs;
  2. Belief-source disagreement on moral issues between commonsense moral intuitions and religious belief sources raises doubts about both methods of belief formation;
  3. Evolutionary accounts of the origins of our religious and moral beliefs create doubts about these beliefs by undermining our confidence in the reliability of their sources.