Professor Lara Buchak on Religious Commitment and Academic Knowledge
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
How should someone who has religious commitments approach learning and research in the academy? When apparent conflict arises between one’s religious beliefs and academic knowledge, what should one do and think? Can religious commitments help, rather than hinder, the pursuit of academic knowledge?
Professor Lara Buchak received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California-Berkeley. Her primary research interests are in decision, game, and rational choice theory. Her book Risk and Rationality examines how an individual ought to take risk into account when making decisions.