Philosophy talk

The Philosophy Club at the University of Manitoba presents…
“Hume and Miracle Reports”
A lecture by Dr. Hendrik van der Breggen
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Location: 395 University College, U of M
Time: 2:30 p.m.

All are welcome!

The Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) is well known for his criticisms of Christianity, especially his criticisms concerning the credibility of miracle reports, such as those reports having to do with Jesus' resurrection. Hume believed that he discovered an "everlasting check" against belief that a miracle has occurred, a check that will always render belief in miracle reports irrational. In this lecture Dr. van der Breggen examines Hume's argument.

The Philosophy Club is a student group within the University of Manitoba’s Department of Philosophy, organized and run by undergraduate and graduate students currently studying philosophy at the university.


Jordan said...

Unfortunately I cannot attend, because of work that day. But I would love to be there. I wish you all the best in your lecture and will say a prayer for you. I think your critique of Hume is a very good one and that your thorough knowledge of your subject matter, coupled with your humility and patience, will make this lecture a very good one.

Hendrik van der Breggen said...

Thanks, Jordan. Your words of encouragement are truly a blessing to me.