Prof. Peter Adamson - a great thinker as a guest at the University of Lucerne

Named one of the world's 50 greatest thinkers in 2021 by the Prospect, Peter Adamson, professor of philosophy, will give a glimpse of his work and the course he will teach as part of the new online master's degree programme at the University of Lucerne on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Professor Peter Adamson

Listed among the world’s top 50 thinkers in 2021Peter Adamson is Professor of Philosophy at King's College London and LMU Munich. Renowned expert in late ancient and Islamic philosophy, Professor Adamson will be teaching the course "History of Philosophy across Religions: an Introduction" in our online Master's in Philosophy, Theology, and Religions.

As part of the announcement of the new master's programme, Professor Adamson has agreed to provide insight into his work on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. For this purpose, he will give an online lecture on the topic "Can We Prove that God Exists, and Does it Matter Whether We Can?".

Many philosophical ideas were born in and shaped by religious traditions. One cannot simply ignore this fact. Therefore Prof. Adamson pleads for a "History of Philosophy without any Gaps" (Listen to his Podcast) where the history of philosophy is presented as a continuous narrative which leaves nothing out (Adamson 2014, xi).

In his course he will explore the "intricated and complicated interrelation between philosophical reasoning and religious doctrines", touching on Classical Indian and Greek thought, Medieval and Renaissance European thought and Islamic thought. Concluding his presentation of his course he says: “In fact, I’d go so far as to say that you cannot understand the History of Philosophy without understanding the History of Religion and viceversa. But I am a Philosopher and would be happy to hear you out if you want to prove me wrong.”

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