Celebrated author to present reasoned outlook at lecture

Celebrated author and philosopher AC Grayling is to discuss the role of rationality and reason in the formation of our views and opinions during a public lecture in Seminar Room 324 of the Ken Edwards Building on Thursday 25 February starting from 6:00pm.

Professor Grayling, who is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, will present his lecture, The Reasoned Outlook, at the event, which is organised by the Students' Union Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society.

Ryan Smith, president of the Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society said: “We are delighted to welcome a giant of philosophy and humanism. AC Grayling is renowned the world over for his thoughts on the human condition, and his insights are set to create an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion.

“Grayling will discuss the importance of proportioning our beliefs to the evidence available to us. He will explore the nature of proof and how it can be applied to liberate us from beliefs and opinions that cannot withstand scrutiny.

“This talk will challenge the clarity of our thinking, and will show us how we can come to reasoned conclusions, proportioning our thoughts to the evidence at hand.”