On the evening of January 16, 2013, a formal debate took place at Carleton University between philosopher Dr. Geraldine Finn, and scientist and philosopher Dr. Kirk Durston. The topic was, 'God exists and can be known'. Representing an atheist perspective, Dr. Finn presented her own, intriguing response to this question, and Dr. Durston offered his own version of two theistic arguments. At the end of the formal debate, the floor was opened for questions. This video contains both the formal portion of the debate, as well as the questions from the floor.
Geraldine Finn has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Keele University (England,1969), an M.A. in Philosophy from McMaster University (Canada, 1971), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa (Canada, 1981). She is Professor of Cultural Studies and Philosophy in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, and the Department of Philosophy at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She has published widely on a variety of issues at the intersection of philosophy, feminism, music(ology) and cultural studies
Kirk Durston has a B.Sc. (physics), a B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), and a M.A. (philosophy) from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Guelph, Canada. His publications include papers in science journals as well as journals of philosophy. He works with Power to Change - Students.
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