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Religion and Tolerance

The video from the Religion and Toleration conference I attended is now online (details below the fold).

Religious Toleration, religious freedom and human nature

Roger Trigg with Commentator John Perry

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Roger Trigg, John Perry

Roger Trigg is the Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of Warwick, Senior Research Fellow in the University of Oxford Faculty of…

Religion and compromise

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong with Commentator Nick Shackel

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Nick Shackel

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chaucey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for …

Religious disagreement and religious accommodation

Tony Coady with Commentator Reverend Liz Carmichael

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Tony Coady, Liz Carmichael

Tony Coady is the Vice-Chancelor’s Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He has been awardd the Commonwealth of…

Personal religion, tolerance, and universal compassion

Dan Batson with Commentator Steve Clarke

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Dan Batson, Steve Clarke

Dan Batson is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on prosocial emotion, motivation and behavior…

The view from the East pole: Buddhist and Confucian soteriologies and tolerance

Owen Flanagan with Commentator Guy Kahane

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Owen Flanagan, Guy Kahane

Owen Flanagan is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University. In 1998, he was recipient of the …

The relation between the neurobiology of morality and religion

Patricia Smith Churchland with Commentator Julian Savulescu

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Patricia Churchland, Julian Savulescu

Patricia Smith Churchland is UC President’s Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego, focuses on neuroethics and attempts to…

Social psychological aspects of religion and prejudice: evidence from experimental and survey research

Miles Hewstone with Commentator Nick Southwood

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Miles Hewstone, Nick Southwood

Miles Hewstone is a Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He has published widely in the general…

Commentary with Richard Dawkins

University of Oxford

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary theorist who, until his retirement in 2008, was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair in the…

Science and Religious Conflict Conference Panel

Richard Dawkins, Patricia Smith Churchland, Owen Flanagan and others. Moderated by Roger Bingham

May 17, 2010

Speakers: Richard Dawkins, Patricia Churchland, Owen Flanagan, Roger Bingham

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary theorist who, until his retirement in 2008, was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair in the …


  1. ERV ERV

    Oh so cool!!!

    I LOVE IT when conferences make their videos available to everybody!

  2. Atheist.pig Atheist.pig

    What I took from the conference was the need for a lot more scientific analysis on religion before any real judgments can be made.

    But the highlight of the conference for me was Nick Southwood quoting a Swedish feminist politician as saying “All men are walking dildos”.

    And thats a badass banner image John.

    • O/T I agree that’s a 100% badass banner image.

  3. Very cool. It would be even cooler if they would release MP3s of the audio. At least for the talks that are not accompanied to a significant degree by visual aids. I could listen to this stuff while mowing the lawn. Plus, Richard Dawkins’ voice does have a certain hypnotic quality that might have some efficacy as a sleep aid.

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