Tue Sep 26, 2017

Tue Oct 3, 2017

Thu Oct 5, 2017

Field Philosophy and the 21st Century Research University

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Location: 120 DeBartolo Hall

The university today inhabits a social ecosystem that is knowledge saturated and obsessed with accountability. Though this obviously poses threats to philosophy and the humanities, it also presents huge opportunities.  Seizing these opportunities, however, will require us to reform our institutions. Making philosophy into a discipline was the original sin of twentieth century philosophy. Un-disciplining it shall be the redemptive work of the twenty-first century. I'll lay out a blueprint for a new kind of scholarship, one that co-produces meaning with various publics rather than chugs out knowledge in a vacuum. …

Fri Oct 6, 2017

Energy and Science Policy in Practice: Working on Local Solutions to Global Problems

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Location: 214 DeBartolo Hall

Dr. Adam Briggle & Dr. Anthony Ingraffea

Co-sponsors: ND Energy - Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame & Environmental Change Initiative 

When we use the term 'science policy' we all too often mean it as shorthand for national processes of allocating resources, enacting legislation, and crafting rules and regulations. By the time an issue attracts national attention, however, it already has a long history of local conficts, defined stakeholders and articulated positions. …

Forum: Energy & Science Policy in Practice: Working on Local Solutions to Global Problems with Anthony Ingraffea and Adam Briggle

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Location: 214 DeBartolo Hall

When we use the term ‘science policy,’ we all too often mean it as shorthand for national processes of allocating resources, enacting legislation, and crafting rules and regulations. By the time an issue attracts national attention, however, it already has a long history of local conflicts, defined stakeholders and articulated positions that have been honed at the local level. This forum looks at the complexity of science and energy policy at the local level, focusing on responses to fracking in the states of Texas and New York. The event features first-hand accounts by scholars who made a conscious decision to apply their expertise in the contentious arena of fracking policy and regulation.…

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Thu Oct 12, 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017

Sat Oct 14, 2017

Thu Nov 30, 2017

Peter Distelzweig- HPS Colloquium Speaker Series

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Location: TBA

Climbing the Tree of Philosophy? Physics, Medicine, and Morality in The Passions of the Soul

 

In this paper I aim to identify, disentangle, and relate physical, medical, and moral perspectives on the role of the passions in human life. In one of the prefatory letters to the The Passions of the Soul, Descartes’ “physics” (which includes the study of plants, animals, and humans) is presented as especially relevant to medicine—one of the three principal “branches” of philosophy that sprout from its “trunk” (physics), to employ Descartes’ image of the Tree of Philosophy (also referenced in the prefatory letters of Passions

Thu Dec 7, 2017

Hannah Marcus-HPS Colloquium Speaker Series

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Location: TBA

“Censoring Medicine: Processes of Expurgation, Forgetting, and Remembering in Early Modern Italy”

 

The Roman Index of Prohibited Books (1559) not only banned the works of theologians like Luther and Melanchthon; it also made it illegal for scholars in Italy to read many works of medicine written and published in Northern Europe. While some of these books were burned, many others were expurgated, or selectively censored. This talk examines copies of expurgated medical books to reveal that Catholic authorities understood the printed book as both an intellectual threat and also a physical object that could be manipulated and regulated. By combining historical and bibliographical approaches, I delve into the medical books themselves as a lost archive documenting the practice of censorship. Close examination of censored objects reveals book expurgation as a process of memory damnation. This damnatio memoriae

Thu Apr 26, 2018

Fri Apr 27, 2018

Sat Apr 28, 2018