TEDTalking: The Philosophical Breakfast Club


Location: 400 Geddes Hall

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientists”-- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.


WHAT: A weekly get together of graduate students to watch and discuss TED Talks on the broad theme of "science and society". Share insights on new and intriguing topics with students of history, ethics, science, and technology. Organized by graduate students in the GLOBES program based in the Reilly Center.

WHY: Promote exchange of ideas and perspectives across disciplines, in the spirit of the TEDTalks, ideas “meant to be shared with other curious minds.”

WHO: Open to graduate students in GLOBES & HPS programs and like-minded friends

WHERE: Rm 400 of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Geddes Hall

WHEN: Mondays at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments courtesy of GLOBES

MORE: Schedule a practice talk or throw out an idea to the group. Learn how to communicate your own ideas in a compelling way. Contact Nick Bonneau (nbonneau@nd.edu) or Sheri Sanders (ssander5@nd.edu)

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