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November 17, 2009

Answering the New Atheists

Florida International Law Professor Stanley Fish and Harvard Law Professor Mark Ramseyer

Stanley E. Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University, in Miami, and dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He has also taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins and Duke University. He is the author of 11 books, including most recently Save the World On Your Own Time, on faculty leadership and higher education.  


Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies J. Mark Ramseyer has often been a participant at The Roundtable.  He has taught at UCLA and the University of Chicago, and he came to Harvard in 1998. He has also taught or co-taught courses at several Japanese universities (in Japanese).  In his research, Ramseyer primarily studies Japanese law, and primarily from a law & economics perspective.

Please accept our invitation to the 13th Cambridge Roundtable as we examine George Herbert's The Holdfast, The Forerunners, and Aaron. Professor Fish says, "If you look at the way serious religious poetry works you will be a long way toward responding to the ignorant caricatures of the religious life offered by the New Atheists."  Professor Ramseyer will respond.