(Feb. 20, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will host the 2014 Brackenridge Symposium, "Fideism, Faith and Rationality," Feb. 20-22 in the H-E-B University Center Travis Room (2.2.02) and the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the UTSA Main Campus. The conference is free and open to the public.
This year's conference theme, "Whether and How Faith in God Can Be Justified," will feature presentations from eight of the nation's top scholars studying the fields of fideism, faith and rationality. Fideism is the view that faith can be justified in some sense independent of reason or evidence.
John Bishop, professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, will present the keynote speech at 4:25 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 in the H-E-B University Center Travis Room (2.202). Bishop has written more than 20 publications on the philosophy of religion and authored the book "Believing by Faith" (Oxford University Press, 2007).
He received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Australian National University and his doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Other scheduled speakers over the three-day conference include Daniel Bonevac, University of Texas at Austin; Howard Wettstein, University of California, Riverside; Michael Pace, Chapman University (California); Jonathan Kvanvig, Baylor University; Paddy McShane, Georgetown University; Blake Roeber, University of Notre Dame; and Jeff Jordan, Delaware University.
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics brings together award-winning faculty with expertise in philosophy, humanities and classical studies. The department offers a major and minor in both philosophy and classics, and minors in religious studies and humanities.
For more information, contact Terri Gerondale at 210-458-6031 or visit the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts website.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
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