Location: Aster Cafe (River Room) 125 SE Main Street
March Sip of Science: Not Science, but sciences...and why it matters RSVP
Dr. Alan Love, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, and Director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Most people talk as if Science (capital "S") was a single thing. Although potentially harmless in everyday conversation, it also can lead to problematic inferences. These include an over reliance on the sciences, assuming they answer directly all of life’s interesting questions or rejecting outright whole areas of scientific knowledge that appear to conflict with other commitments (e.g., religious, political, social, ethnic, etc.). Join us as philosopher Dr. Alan Love will raises questions of this kind in order to have a discussion about why talking about the sciences rather than Science matters.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Alan Love is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. His research focuses on conceptual issues in evolutionary and developmental biology. He uses a combination of approaches to investigate a variety of philosophical questions: conceptual change, explanatory pluralism, the structure of evolutionary theory, reductionism, the nature of historical science, and interdisciplinary epistemology.
A SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly. Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that puts science in context through storytelling.
No cover; food and drink available for purchase.