[Pathways] The PSR Fails to Prove The Existence of God - by Ferlin F. Pedro


I argue that the 'Principle of Sufficient Reason' (PSR) as a cosmological argument does not warrant the existence of God. In section one, I describe the nature of cosmological arguments, then examine two of its main variations: the 'First Cause' argument and the argument from contingency, and their weaknesses. In section two, I go on to assess Leibniz's PSR, showing that the PSR falls into contradictory terms of necessity and contingency. I conclude that the PSR does not offer adequate justification for God's existence as a necessary Being.



Ferlin F. Pedro

[Pathways] The World Within: Essays by D.R. Khashaba


A collection of philosophical essays making the case that humanity needs a new infusion of spiritual values.



D. R. Khashaba


[Pathways] Symposium: Alone Together Again

This is the second call for papers for the *Alone Together Again* symposium in Szczecin, Poland.

*"We must meet; we must communicate with one another; we must, it would seem, be alone together"* (John Macmurray)

We welcome contributions to the second international pandisciplinary symposium on solitude in community: *Alone Together Again,* which will take place in Szczecin, Poland, between 16th and 18th April 2020. This is organised by the University of Szczecin (Poland) and York St John University (United Kingdom), under the auspices of the Rector of the University of Szczecin. All papers and discussions will be held in English.

We welcome papers on any issues related to solitude, silence and loneliness, from any discipline, and from researchers from all over the world. Our first symposium involved over 30 papers from nine countries, with participants from philosophy, linguistics, psychology, education, theology, business studies, psychology, counselling, gerontology, and more. It resulted in a contract for an academic handbook, and a journal special edition; we have another journal special edition associated with this second symposium. *The* *submission of abstracts will be welcome till the 15th January 2020*. (Later submissions will be considered if there is still room on the programme.)

Detailed information about abstracts, the symposium venue, and booking procedures is available on our website: https://ata.usz.edu.pl/ . The website also has details of the plenary papers already arranged.

If you are able, please pass on this information to networks with which you are involved.

And in the meantime, I hope you have an inspiring new year!

All the best,

Julian Stern and Małgorzata Wałejko
on behalf of the ATA Organizational Committee


Julian Stern
Professor of Education and Religion
York St John University
Lord Mayor's Walk
York YO31 7EX

Tel 01904 876520

Email j.stern@yorksj.ac.uk <https://email.yorksj.ac.uk/owa/redir.aspx?C=c33e516e85564a4193dc3ca813500de0&URL=mailto%3aj.stern%40yorksj.ac.uk>

Web www.yorksj.ac.uk

General Secretary of *ISREV: the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values* (www.yorksj.ac.uk/isrev @ISREV1978 #ISREV https://twitter.com/ISREV1978).

Editor of the *British Journal of Religious Education*.

Latest books **Mastering Primary Religious Education* *(with Maria James, https://tinyurl.com/y5vzjtay), **A Philosophy of Schooling: Care and Curiosity in Community** (http://amzn.to/2tiqKUl), **Teaching Religious Education: Researchers in the Classroom: Second Edition*** *(http://amzn.to/2C8fbOw), **Can I Tell You About Loneliness?** (http://amzn.to/2s9pTAg), **Virtuous Educational Research: Conversations on Ethical Practice **(http://amzn.to/2bc8X7s), and **Loneliness and Solitude in Education: How to Value Individuality and Create an Enstatic School** (amzn.to/1kOm3on).* *

DR Geoffrey Klempner.

          RIP. Dr Geoffrey Klempner (1951-2022).           Absolute pleasure to have known and work with you since 2003. ...