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Kai Nielsen (born 1926) is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Canada, Nielsen taught at New York University (NYU). He specializes in metaphilosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy. Nielsen has also written about philosophy of religion, and is an advocate of contemporary atheism. He is also known for his defense of utilitarianism, writing in response to Bernard Williams's criticism of it. In 1973 Nielsen was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto II. In 1991, he debated William Lane Craig on the subject 'God, Morality and Evil'.

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  • Kai Nielsen (born 1926) is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Canada, Nielsen taught at New York University (NYU). He specializes in metaphilosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy. Nielsen has also written about philosophy of religion, and is an advocate of contemporary atheism. He is also known for his defense of utilitarianism, writing in response to Bernard Williams's criticism of it. In 1973 Nielsen was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto II. In 1991, he debated William Lane Craig on the subject 'God, Morality and Evil'.
  • Kai Nielsen, né le 15 mai 1926, est un philosophe et professeur canadien. L'une des figures majeures de l'athéisme contemporain, il enseigne à l'Université Concordia. Il se spécialise dans la métaphilosophie, l'éthique et la philosophie sociale et politique. Il est connu pour sa défense de l'utilitarisme, en réponse à la critique de Bernard Williams.
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