The Center for Inquiry DC Presents AC Grayling: The God Argument
here is also a separate CFI-DC fundraising luncheon with AC Grayling earlier in the day. The luncheon ticket includes premium seating at the 3 PM lecture so there is no need to register twice.
The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate?
Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? Is there a worldview and a code of life for thoughtful people--those who wish to live with intellectual integrity, based on reason, evidence, and a desire to do and be good--that does not interfere with people's right to their own beliefs and freedom of expression?
In The God Argument, Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of these questions, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book-signing
Public Admission: $5 in advance | $10 at the door
Public Admission + The God Argument book: $26
Friends of the Center admission: Free (Registration required)
Friends of the Center admission + The God Argument book: $23
AC Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written and edited over thirty books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are The Good Book, Ideas That Matter, Liberty in the Age of Terror and To Set Prometheus Free. For several years he wrote the "Last Word" column for the Guardian newspaper and a column for the Times. He is a frequent contributor to the Literary Review, Observer,Independent on Sunday, Times Literary Supplement, Index on Censorshipand New Statesman, and is an equally frequent broadcaster on BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service. He writes the "Thinking Read" column for the Barnes and Noble Review in New York, is the Editor of Online Review London, and a Contributing Editor of Prospect magazine.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.