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Randall offers four-part series on “Exploring Philosophy and Religion”

Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, presents Exploring Philosophy and Religion. The four-part series will be held throughout May, from 2-3:30 p.m., Sundays, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3rd and Main, Hopkinsville, Ky.

The schedule is as follows:

•May 2: Philosophy as Problem, Mystery and Absurdity will include studies of the origins of philosophy as loving wisdom; Socrates insights about wisdom; problem, mystery and absurdity as the three basic kinds of human experience; and healthy and unhealthy responses to absurdity.
Dr. Bert Randall, professor of philosophy, presents “Exploring Philosophy and Religion.” The four-part series will be held throughout May, from 2-3:30 p.m., Sundays, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3rd and Main, Hopkinsville, Ky.

The schedule is as follows:

•May 2: “Philosophy as Problem, Mystery and Absurdity” will include studies of the origins of philosophy as loving wisdom; Socrates' insights about wisdom; problem, mystery and absurdity as the three basic kinds of human experience; and healthy and unhealthy responses to absurdity.

•May 9: “Ethics and Self-Deception” will examine the nature of ethics; differences between ethics and sociology; consequentialist and non-consequentialist ethical theories; and the nature of self-deception.

•May 23: “Religion as Transcendent Salvation” will explor: difficulties of defining religion, a definition of religion including Christianity and Buddhism and the four basic types of religion in world history.

•May 30: “Primal Religions” looks at the origins of religion in Neanderthal communities; the priority of Orthopraxy over Orthodoxy and the basic features of primal religions.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For further information, telephone the Unitarian Universalist Church at (270) 885-3845, or Randall at 7479.
—Terry Stringer