Tuesday, 3 January 2006

Antony Flew conducts: Crime or Disease? Inner Circle Seminar 99 (26 March 2006)

Antony Flew
Crime or Disease?

Antony Flew
conducts
Inner Circle Seminar No. 99
introduced by
Anthony Stadlen
Sunday 26 March 2006
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Professor Antony Flew (born 1923) was for decades one of the world’s foremost atheist philosophers. In his book God and Philosophy (1966), he engaged in scholarly debate with theologians. But his honesty has led him recently to say that he is now convinced by the evidence for an Aristotelian God (not a personal God: he has become a deist, not a theist). Apart from this, in his books Crime or Disease? (1973, 2002), Thinking about Thinking (1975), Thinking about Social Thinking (1985), and Agency and Necessity (1987, with G. Vesey), he ruthlessly exposes dishonest thinking, particularly on human agency and responsibility. He is one of the few philosophers in broad agreement with Thomas Szasz on ‘mental illness’ and the insanity defence. Today, Professor Flew honours us by engaging, as a philosopher, with our continuing discussion of this subject, which included Thomas Szasz’s memorable Inner Circle Seminar of 7 December 2003.

Venue: Room F, Acland Building, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Cost: Students £72, others £90, by 26 February (note early date); some bursaries
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Telepho
ne: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail: stadlen@aol.com

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