Faith and Reason with Greg Gauthier
Pope John Paul II argued that ‘Faith and Reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth’.
This session takes a deep dive into that image of the two wings and explores how Faith and Reason are a partnership in the pursuit of truth rather than enemies locked in an eternal struggle for domination.
We’ll touch on questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, and explore how this partnership manifests itself in our daily lives.
Facilitator Greg Gauthier is a software test engineer, with decades of experience in a variety of technology roles. He is also a lifelong student of philosophy. He holds a BA in philosophy from the University of London, and is currently studying for an MA at Birkbeck College.
Greg was the 2018 winner of the Oxford Philosophical Society Boethius essay prize. His core areas of interest are ancient philosophy, the moral foundations of political authority, and the metaphysics of religion.
Tickets: £10 for an invitation on Zoom
Image: Concordantiae astronomiae cum theologia, Augsburg 1490