May 6: Philosophy Lecture on 'Man Thinks, God Smiles'

Event Details


Date: May 5, 2014

Times: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Humanities 123

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

The LaMoyne Pederson Philosophy Endowment Fund will present Dr. Howard Wettstein, professor of Philosphy at UC Riverside discussing “Man Thinks, God Smiles” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in Humanities room 123.

Wettstein has written three books: "The Significance of Religious Experience" (Oxford University Press, 2012), "The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language" (Oxford University Press, 2004), and "Has Semantics Rested On a Mistake? and Other Essays" (Stanford University Press, 1991). He's also published a number of papers in the philosophy of language, for many years the focus of his research.

During the last decade an additional focus has been the philosophy of religion; he has published on topics like religious experience, awe, the problem of evil, and the viability of philosophical theology. He is an editor of Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and has edited a number of other volumes including Themes From Kaplan (Oxford University Press, 1989, co-edited) and Diasporas and Exiles (University of California Press, 2002).