UD Welcomes Phillip Sloan for Science Conversations Lecture

UD Welcomes Phillip Sloan for Science Conversations Lecture

The History and Philosophy of Science program will host its inaugural Science Conversations lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium. Phillip Reid Sloan, professor emeritus of liberal studies and of history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on "The Converging Life Sciences and Human Dignity: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Biophilosophies." Sloan is a leading historian of modern biology and a longtime advocate for liberal education.

"We're excited to have Phillip Sloan as our inaugural Science Conversations lecturer. Not only is he an expert in the history and philosophy of biology, but for decades he has lived and promoted the ideals of liberal education," said Christopher Mirus, assistant professor of philosophy.

"Too often, we think of the sciences as disciplines in which data and equations replace conversations about big ideas. In reality, science invites such conversation, raising questions about ourselves and our world that we cannot afford to ignore."

There will be two Science Conversations lectures during the 2012-13 academic year to promote educated, liberal conversation about the natural sciences, human sciences and mathematics at UD and in the surrounding community.

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