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Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Date: Sunday, December 8th, 1pm-2pm
Venue: ECLT Conference Room, New Cairo Campus
Organised by: The Philosophy Department & The Middle East Society for Analytic Philosophy
Event Type: Research Seminar Series
Title: 'Who is Afraid of Skepticism?'
: 'Every philosopher is acquainted with Hume's famous distinction between how he despairs of reasoning when engaged in philosophical (skeptical) thinking versus his pleasures of living his normal life when playing backgammon with this friends. Most philosophers take this distinction for granted. Not me. I am not afraid of skepticism at all. Why not? I will give you my reasons - not as an ad hominem (ad me) argument; but by arguing for the thesis that Hume's very starting position (his famous distinction) is logically flawed. For a good (= analytical) philosopher there are no good reasons to be afraid of skepticism'
Speaker Bio: Georg Meggle, Emeritus Professor, University of Leipzig, is one of the leading analytic philosophers in Germany and the honorary president of GAP (the German Society for Analytical Philosophy). In his many systematic publications he has focused on Communication and Linguistic meaning. Moreover, he is deeply engaged in many fields of Practical Ethics, covering Terrorism, Just War Theory, the Israel/Palestine-Struggle and Refugee Policies.
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