DR. RICHARD CARRIER
Intersection of Humanism & Polyamory
THIS IS AN ADVANCED PURCHASE TICKETED EVENT
WHAT: Dr. Richard Carrier on the Intersection Of Humanism & Polyamory
WHEN: Wed, May 25, at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Salt Lake City Public Library, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4
ADDRESS: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
COST: $15 (early bird $10 before 5/23)
This is a limited seating event, only 60 seats available.
The City Library's rules state that tickets CANNOT be sold at the door. You MUST purchase them in advance. If you buy them before May 23rd, you'll save $5 on each ticket!
Polyamory, like atheism, is becoming more open and acceptable, yet faces similar stigma and misunderstanding. Polyamory acceptance is actually a humanist cause. Ethical non-monogamy in all its forms represents part of the final breakdown of religion's hold on how humans define and enjoy their relationships, and religion's attempt to control human (and especially female) sexuality. Dr. Carrier will discuss his experiences with polyamory, and the social and philosophical connections between polyamory and humanism, and how the humanist community can approach the subject supportively and informedly.
Richard Carrier, PhD., is a philosopher and historian with degrees from Berkeley and Columbia, specializing in the contemporary philosophy of naturalism, and in Greco-Roman philosophy, science, and religion, including the origins of Christianity. He blogs and lectures worldwide, teaches courses online at Partners for Secular Activism, and is the author of many books, including his defense of a naturalist worldview in Sense and Goodness without God, his academic case for the non-existence of Jesus in On the Historicity of Jesus, his work on historical methodology in Proving History, his study of ancient science in Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, his responses to 21st century Christian apologetics in Why I Am Not a Christian and Not the Impossible Faith, and an anthology of his papers on the subject of history in Hitler Homer Bible Christ. He has also authored chapters in many other books, and articles in magazines and academic journals, and on his namesake blog, covering subjects from politics and philosophy to feminism and polyamory. For more about Dr. Carrier and his work see www.richardcarrier.info.