Saturday, October 12, 2013

Next Episode of WHY? Radio: "The Unity of the Sciences: Is all knowledge connected?" with guest Joseph Margolis

WHY? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life presents:

"The Unity of the Sciences: Is all knowledge connected?"
A discussion with Joseph Margolis.
Sunday, September 13, 5 p.m. central time.

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WHY? Radio is, of course, a philosophy show, but our guests aren’t just philosophers. They are historians, artists, scientists, musicians, sociologists and specialists from many different fields. Are we doing something wrong? Aren’t all these disciplines different? On this episode of WHY? we are going to tackle these questions. We will ask about the classic “unity of the sciences,” look at the relationship between how cultures describe knowledge and how they describe themselves.

Joseph Margolis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy of Temple University. His main interests are in the philosophy of the human sciences, the theory of knowledge and interpretation, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, American philosophy, and pragmatism. He is Past-President of the American Society for Aesthetics, Honorary President and Lifetime Member of the International Association of Aesthetics. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He serves on the editorial board of many philosophical journals and is completing the third volume in a trilogy of books on contemporary American philosophy. Professor Margolis is currently participating in the Department’s Vietnamese Philosophy Exchange.

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