Bernard Prusak will present “Conscience After Religion: On the Political and Moral Implications of Growing Religious Non-Affiliation” at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in Franz Hall room 120. The lecture is free and open to all.
Bernard Prusak is professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He posits: “At the end of the eighteenth century, the concept of conscience was tightly bound to religion. But what respect does conscience warrant “after religion” — that is, once it is no longer primarily understood as the religious conscience that dominated the eighteenth century and shaped the Bill of Rights? Underlying this question is a subtler one: what else might we lose if and when we lose religion?”
The lecture is sponsored by the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information call x7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.