Stephen Law

Center for Inquiry — Oxford, UK

Stephen Law is Reader in Philosophy at Heythrop College and Head of the Center for Inquiry in the UK. He has published many introductory philosophy books, including books for children. His popular books include The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking and The Complete Philosophy Files (for children). Stephen is a well-known humanist and atheist. He wrote the Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction to Humanism and has debated many Christian apologists including William Lane Craig, John Lennox, and Alistair McGrath. His academic work covers many topics in metaphysics and epistemology, but particularly philosophy of religion, in which he has published some of the most influential papers of the last decade, including The Evil God Challenge, which is now a forthcoming Oxford University Press book. Stephen entered university by an unusual route—he has no high school qualifications and was formerly a postman. He holds B.Phil and D.Phil degrees in philosophy from the University of Oxford where he was also a Research Fellow.

Stephen will speak anywhere in England if travel is covered, and will speak anywhere else if the flight and accomodations are covered.

Stephen can be reached via email.

You can watch a video of Stephen talking about God and evil here.

Watch Stephen in conversation with Richard Dawkins:

Here is a brief interview on raising good citizens and moral relativism:

Topic(s): Atheism & Secularism, Humanism, Philosophy, Religion, Science (General), Skepticism

Sub-topic(s): Ethics & morality, Metaphysics, Paranormal & fringe-science claims