THE JOHN C. AND JEANETTE D. WALTON LECTURES IN SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND RELIGION
LECTURE 1
OCTOBER 7, 2015 | 6:30 P.M.
SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE

John Greco

St. Louis University


E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center (12th floor)

Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus

113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023



Contemporary scientific knowledge depends on various kinds of social factors.  For example, scientists work together in research teams, different teams rely on each other's work, and the rest of us rely on experts when the results of scientific inquiry are disseminated to the general public.  Religious belief is likewise largely the result of social forces.  Religious traditions transmit faith from generation to generation, and religious communities are characterized by an "epistemic division of labor" among church authorities, scholars, and laypersons.  This lecture explores a promising approach to understanding social dependence in the sciences, and argues that religious belief lends itself to an analogous treatment.


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 LECTURE 2

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 | 6:30 P.M.

THE WORLD OUTSIDE AND THE PICTURES IN OUR HEADS: A CASE FOR INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY


Nathan Ballantyne

Fordham University

 

Bateman Conference Room (2nd floor)

Fordham University School of Law

150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023


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 LECTURE 3

MARCH 10, 2016 | 6:30 P.M.

BUILDING BETTER POLICIES: MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT THE SCIENCES TEACH


Nancy Cartwright

University of Durham

University of California, San Diego


Pope Auditorium

Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus

113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023



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ALL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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