Deakin Philosophical Society meeting
Does New Atheism promote Islamophobia?
Wednesday 28 March from 5-6.30pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus
This week, to herald the coming Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne (13-15 April 2012), the Deakin Philosophical Society will ask whether New Atheism promotes Islamophobia. A small debate between Melbourne’s own Jeff Sparrow and A/Professor of Biology PZ Myers will form the basis for our discussion. The relevant contributions to the debate can be found at:
- (Opening) Jeff Sparrow, ‘Where have all the progressive atheists gone?’, New Matilda, 8 June 2011.
- (Rebuttal) PZ Myers, ‘Atheism ≠ fascism’, Pharyngula, 12 June 2011.
- (Rejoinder) Jeff Sparrow, ‘The Left, the Right and the New Atheism: a response to PZ Myers’, Overland Journal, 14 June 2011.
Directions to building ib on Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus can be found here.
Treasurer, Deakin Philosophical Society.