Tonight at SMPT



A member of SMPT with a BYU  beard card, preparing his remarks for this week’s meetings of the Society
(Click to enlarge his [mental] muscles.)


The opening plenary session of the annual conference of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology (SMPT) begins tonight at 7:30 PM in SC 206 a-b on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem.  (SC refers, I believe, to “Student Center.”  See the map here.)


The speaker will be Professor Daniel W. Graham, A. O. Smoot Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University, who is one of the foremost scholars in the world on Aristotle and the pre-Socratic philosophers.  (I believe that I will be introducing him.)  His topic is “Works.”



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  • brotheroflogan

    They probably won’t be addressing this, but I wonder how the society has tackled the issue or the cosmological argument. William Craig argues that the cosmological argument points to a creater who is spaceless, timeless and without form. Can the cosmological argument also point to an embodied creator?

    • kgbudge

      I think the cosmological argument could easily lead to a picture of God as a boundless community of Persons.

      • brotheroflogan

        That’s a really interesting idea, kgbudge. I will give that some thought.

    • Clark Goble

      Blake Ostler has written a fair bit on the cosmological argument in various places. I’d suggest checking out his first volume of theological writings.