ICAS News & Events Events Free Public Webinar: Critical Rationalism
Free Public Webinar: Critical Rationalism
  2015/07/15
Critical Rationalism – An Effective Theoretical Guide for the Perplexed in an Age of Complexity and Uncertainty

Critical Rationalism – An Effective Theoretical Guide for the Perplexed in an Age of Complexity and Uncertainty

Prof. Paya

Friday 26th May 2017

14.30 – 16.00 BST



Critical Rationalism is a way of life and a philosophical framework and outlook. Some of its main tenets are as follows:
‘The quest for knowledge and truth, for “emancipation through knowledge,” and “spiritual freedom”’.
‘Critical Rationalists recognise that any particular expression of the truth is fallible, limited, and not final. In view of this recognition, they seek undogmatically to subject all attitudes, ideas, institutions, traditions, so-called knowledge and so-called freedom, to critical examination and appraisal: “Rationalists are those people who are ready to challenge and to criticise everything, including … their own tradition.”’
“We must recognise everybody with whom we communicate as a potential source of argument and of reasonable information and take the attitude that I may be wrong and you may be right, and by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth.”
In this webinar, I shall introduce the principal metaphysical, epistemological and methodological aspects of this way of life/philosophical outlook. I shall also try to show that why and how this particular theoretical perspective responds most effectively to the intellectual needs of those religious individuals who do not want to be deluded by the mistaken approaches of the so-called literalists to the Quran and Ahadith and religious teachings in general.

Link to Webinar:
https://ysu-na.youseeu.com/sync-activity/invite/11280/eb8c12bbbe5de9ed7743e0a8e336f45e?lti-scope=d2l-resource-syncmeeting-list+
This link will be activated 15 minutes in advance of the webinar. So you can join the webinar by clicking the button below on Friday 26th of May 2017 at 2.15 p.m. London Time.