This event included a dinner (free for Caltech students), a talk by Richard Otte (a professor of philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, and a conversation about the philosophical problem of evil.
DATE/TIME: January 21st, from 6 to 8:15pm
LOCATION: The Winnett Student Center on Caltech Campus
VIDEO OF TALK
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Richard Otte is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He works on topics involving philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophical logic, and metaphysics. His work in formal epistemology centers around experience and conditionalization in Bayesianism, and the relation between rationality and various formal requirements of belief; his work in philosophy of religion deals with the rationality of belief in God; and he is particularly interested in probabilistic arguments in philosophy of religion.