War and Religion: Reflections on Homer's Iliad
Tue., Sep. 25, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Philosophy Cafe Series - War and Religion: Reflections on Homer's Iliad
by Dr. Shadia Drury
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave. Regina, SK
Homer's Iliad is a good place to start for those who wish to understand the relation between war and religion, especially where the perception of the enemy is concerned. Drury's reflections on Homer lead her to doubt that the shift from polytheism to monotheism constitutes an "advance" in the history of the West.
Dr. Drury is a Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Regina, and the Canada Research Chair in Social Justice.
This talk is an installment of the Department of Philosophy's Philosophy Café series, an open exchange of philosophical ideas led by a University of Regina philosophy professor or graduate student. This series runs each fall and winter semester and installments are held monthly at The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave, Regina.
For more information about this series, including the fall schedule, visit the Department of Philosophy.