The great philosophers, ancient and modern, have always been fascinated with the concept of a divine power, whether or not they actually believe God (or Gods) really exist. 

Hagai will take us on a fascinating tour of Western thought - from ancient Greece to medieval and modern Europe and ending in contemporary Britain, including Islamic attempts to blend religion and philosophy and great Jewish voices like Maimonides and Spinoza - to get their perspectives on the God question. Can philosophy and belief ever really go hand-in-hand, or do you have to choose one or the other? 

Topics covered:

1 - The Ancients: God and Gods in Ancient Greece, the birthplace of 'Western' Philosophy 
2 - Maimonides and The Islamic Aristotelians: how Muslim and Jewish scholars blended religion and philosophy in the Golden Age
3 - Aquinas: 'Proving' God's existence in medieval Christianity 
4 - Spinoza: The 'God Intoxicated' Jewish thinker 'excommunicated' from two religions 
5 - Scepticism and Secularism: Nietzsche, Nihilism & the Death of God 
6 - Is God A Delusion? Dawkins and the God debate today 

Award-winning academic and internationally renowned consultant, commentator and keynote speaker Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism.

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A Zoom link to join this series will be included in the confirmation email upon booking.

Dates - - Doors - 2-3.30pm

£12 per session or £60 for the course

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