Dr. Anthony T. Flood: Social Contract Theory and Moral Motivation

Dr. Anthony T. Flood, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at North Dakota State University, delivers his talk entitled “Social Contract Theory and Moral Motivation.” Dr. Flood’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Stephen M. Krason — The Founding Fathers and Religion

Dr. Stephen M. Krason, Director of the Political Science Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Associate Director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, and President of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, reads a reflection about the attitudes of the American Founders towards religion.

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith — Taking Rites Seriously?: How Courts and Scholars Diminish Religious Belief

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies at Baylor University, delivers his talk entitled “Taking Rites Seriously?: How Courts and Legal Scholars Diminish Religious Belief.”  Dr. Beckwith’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Franz Wright — Intelligence and Religion

Franz Wright, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, reacts to the suggestion that smart people can’t be religious.

Dr. Alvin Plantinga — Religion and Science: Alleged Conflicts

Dr. Alvin Plantinga, professor emeritus, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, speaks on “Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies”, a presentation from Franciscan University’s 2012 Science and Faith Conference: “Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?”

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