Ashland University to Hold Philosophy Colloquium

Ashland University to Hold Philosophy Colloquium

10/24/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – An Ashland University philosophy colloquium featuring Dr. Jason Waller, visiting assistant professor of humanities at Kenyon College, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Schar College of Education.

Waller will speak on “A Defense of the Cosmic-Fine Tuning Argument for God: The Argument that Changed the Mind of a Long-Time Atheist Philosopher.” The event, which is sponsored by the AU Philosophy Department, AU Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau, is free and open to the public.

“On the basis of the fine tuning of the universe, Dr. Waller will argue that minimal theism is more likely than not,” said Dr. Louis Mancha, associate professor of philosophy at AU. “Minimal Theism is the view that necessarily there exists an intelligent being who created the universe, at least in part, so that intelligent life would evolve in it. Call this being ‘God.’”

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###