04/28/17 - 04/22/18
Cleveland History Center
Wolstein Building Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Celebrated philosopher Philip Kitcher of Columbia University is known for his studies of the role of scientific inquiry in democratic societies from the perspective the philosophy of pragmatism associated with William James and John Dewey. In a series of three lectures on “Education and Democracy,” Kitcher broadens this inquiry to investigate the aims of education with emphasis on the importance of the humanities and the arts.
Today in the USA there is much concern about education in the sciences. The reasons offered are typically incomplete. In this lecture, Kitcher offers a more extensive account of why education in the sciences is important for everyone, and couples it with the thesis that a broad and deep education in the arts and humanities is equally necessary.