Resilient Beliefs: Religion and Beyond (REBE) final conference

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

Resilient opinions or beliefs are beliefs that people would vehemently defend against objections and counterarguments. Some of these beliefs – such as the belief that one cannot breathe under water – appear completely rational.
However, the Corona crisis has shed light on questionable forms of belief resilience, such as those that call into question science as a whole.
What is it then that distinguishes “rational” from “irrational,” “good” from “bad” forms of belief resilience? And at which point along the spectrum can strong religious beliefs be found?

The final conference of project REBE will cast light on these issues by presenting the results of two years of research on the topic and thanks to the participation of international experts.

The conference will focus on three questions:
1) the normative question: Is there such a thing as epistemically good vs. epistemically bad ways of being resiliently committed to a pivotal belief?
2) The social-impact question: What is the social impact of resilient beliefs in societies marked by religious diversity?
3) The difference question: Is it possible to distinguish religious from non-religious resilient beliefs in a principled and convincing way?

 

Speakers

  • Lisa Bortolotti
    Guest Speaker
  • Rik Peels
    Guest Speaker
  • Naomi Kloosterboer
    Guest Speaker
  • Anna-Maria Asunta Eder
    Guest Speaker
  • Veronika Hoffmann
    Guest Speaker
  • Gloria Dell'Eva
    Guest Speaker
  • Bernhard Nitsche
    Guest Speaker
  • Scott Hill
    Guest Speaker
  • Eugenia Lancellotta
    Guest Speaker

Contacts

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