Clayton Littlejohn/ Daniel Weiss

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Monday 18 May, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Clayton Littlejohn, Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Daniel Weiss, Polonsky-Coexist Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Chair: Peter Dennis, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

The Enlightenment philosopher David Hume tells us that ‘a wise man proportions his belief to his evidence.’ And according to W.K. Clifford, ‘it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence’. But is believing without evidence really wrong, and if so what are we to make of religious beliefs? To answer these questions, we will bring together an epistemologist and a philosopher of religion.