Richard Swinburne in conversation with Richard Marshall on 'Are We Bodies or Souls?'

Richard Swinburne, Richard Marshall
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13:00 - 14:00
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What are humans? What makes us who we are? Many think that we are just complicated machines, or animals that are different from machines only by being conscious. On World Philosophy Day, join Richard Swinburne, one of the world's leading philosophers, as he explores what it is to be human. Swinburne comes to the defence of the soul and presents new philosophical arguments that are supported by modern neuroscience. He shows how belief in the human soul is compatible with modern science.

Richard Swinburne was Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford from 1985 until 2002. Since then he has continued to lecture in many different countries. His published works include a trilogy on the philosophy of theism, the central title being The Existence of God, Second Edition (Oxford 2004), a tetralogy of books on the meaning and justification of central Christian doctrines, and Mind, Brain, and Free Will (Oxford 2013). He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Richard Marshall is the editor of the popular series of philosophy interviews “The End Times” and the editor of Philosophy at 3:AM (OUP, 2014) and Ethics at 3:AM (OUP, 2017).

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