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Dear Chestertonians,

We are happy to announce our final event of this season, this coming Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center.  Dr. Steve Duncan of Bellevue College will be joining us to discuss “Having Faith in Reason.”

Please see below for full details, as well as the Events Calendar at our website.  We’d like to thank all of you who have attended any of our events this season for your presence and support!

We hope to see you on Thursday evening.   Please bring a friend!
Yours faithfully,
The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society


Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 7:30 PM, UW Newman Center

Having Faith in Reason

Dr. Steve Duncan
Bellevue College

In discussions of faith and reason, the emphasis tends to be on the question of the status of faith as a source of knowledge. In this evening’s discussion, the spotlight will fall on the other member of this supposedly opposed pair. What is reason? What role does reason play in the pursuit of truth?  Our speaker Steve Duncan will contend that to havefaith in reason as a source of truth is already to have implicit faith in God as the author of our rational faculties.

Dr. Steven Duncan is Professor of Philosophy at Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington. He is the author of four books of philosophy: A Primer on Virtue EthicsHow Free Will WorksThe Proof of the External World–Cartesian Theism and the Possibility of Knowledge, and Philosophy of Religion.  He is married to Cora, and worships at St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington in 1987.

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