Two Types of the Critique of Religion - Dieter Birnbacher
Dieter Birnbacher (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

January 12, 2023, 9:00am - 10:00am

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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
University of Missouri, Columbia

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Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which will be held on January 12, 2023, at 4pm CET with the topic:


Speaker: Dieter Birnbacher (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)

Chair: Jens Lemanski (University of Hagen, Germany)

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Abstract: The talk distinguishes three main directions in the philosophical criticism of religion and  exemplifies them by the critique of religion contained in Schopenhauer’s Dialogue on religion: the inherent inability of religions to reveal the mythical nature of the objects of religious worship; the authoritarian nature of observing religious prescriptions; the allegation that religion produces more evil than good. On the last point, however, Schopenhauer is ambivalent: religion, to him, is the “philosophy of the masses” containing more than a grain of truth but in a form adapted to their seemingly limited intellectual capacities.

Join us 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the session!
With best wishes,


Francisco de Assis Mariano 
The University of Missouri-Columbia
LARA Secretary
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