On the 27th of November 2013 from 4-6pm in Lecture Room (University of Oxford), Professor Duncan Pritchard will be giving a public lecture about Wittgenstein on faith and reason. Here is the abstract:
A moderate fideistic account of the epistemology of religious belief is offered, one that takes on board the account of the structure of reasons offered by Wittgenstein in On Certainty. Like standard forms of fideism, this position holds that the theist’s belief in God’s existence is lacking in rational support. Unlike standard forms of fideism, however, this position also holds that most religious beliefs can nonetheless enjoy rational support.