Philosophy Cafe!

The next installment of our Philosophy Cafe is coming up. Please join us on February 29th at 7:00pm!
Where: Campion College 104 or
Dr. Roger Petry, Professor of Philosophy, Luther College will give a talk entitled:
“The Problem of Religious Parables and the Philosophical Role of Non-straightforward Speech”

Description: Parables as a form of storytelling are found within a variety of religions, and are central to the teaching strategy of Jesus, among others. However, their use has also been criticized, especially in describing God. Philosophy has historically also valued straightforward speech, striving for clear meanings and precise language. This talk will examine the problem that parables pose, and implications for conveying religious beliefs in this way. What is the appropriateness and value (if any) of their contemporary use in different settings (including contexts of social division and oppression in which early religious parables were often frequently employed)? A potential philosophical role for parables will be explored.

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Classics and the Philosophy Student Society
Masks are welcome and will be available if you would like one!
Questions? Email Anna Mudde

The event is finished.


Feb 29 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


CM 104

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