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Darwinism and the Meaning of Life

Start: December 8, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
End: December 9, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org

Description:

Even when Darwinism is constrained to consist merely of theses that follow from biological science, it does provide the material for persons to construct the meaning of their lives, once they understand their situation in the world. But this modest Darwinism leaves open the question whether that meaningfulness includes a place for religion, which remains a choice each society and each individual in that society must make

About Art Falk, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Western Michigan University

Professor Arthur E. Falk did his M.A. at Yale University, USA in 1962 and obtained Ph.D. from the same university in 1965. Earlier he had the distinction of being a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Junior Sterling Fellow at Yale during 1960-62 and in 1966 respectively. He has been teaching at WesternMichigan University since 1966 and was elevated to the post of Professor of Philosophy in 1977. A Visiting Professor in Indiana University, USA in 1968, Dr. Falk was a Fulbright Visiting Professor in Jadavpur University (India), where he lectured and taught for 10 months. Recently he lectured at Utkal University (India) as a Visiting Professor. An expert in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mind, Professor Falk’s other areas of interest include Logic and Moral Philosophy. He is the author of Darwinism and Philosophical Analysis published in 2003 by New Delhi: Decent Books (India).