The Place of Science in Western Culture
Start: Woensdag 31 oktober, 19h30 - 21h30
• Karl Dittrichzaal, Student Services Center, Bonnefantenstraat 2
• Geert Somsen, PhD, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
31 October, 7, 14, 21 and 28 November
Whether we like it or not, science seems to be what has made us modern. Without it, wouldn’t we still walk in bear skins and believe in religion and magic? Isn’t science precisely what distinguishes Western civilization from traditional cultures? This course takes a critical look at these questions by examining the place of science in Western culture. How does science really relate to religion? What are its ties to art? Has it made the world better or only more prosperous? Has it made our society rational?
The separate lectures:
1. The Rise of Modern Science (31 Oct)
2. Science and Religion (7 Nov)
3. Art and Science (14 Nov)
4. Science and Politics (21 Nov)
5. The West and the Rest (28 Nov)
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Geerst Somsen, PhD, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
You must register for the lecture series. Payment can be done after registration. Those who register for a whole series have priority to those who want to come to the seperate lectures. Those who register for the whole series and pay in time, get a 20% discount.
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UM-students € 2,50 per lecture / others € 12,50 per lecture (50% discount for UM-alumni and UM-employees or students from other schools).
Karl Dittrichzaal, Student Services Center, Bonnefantenstraat 2