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Mid: Crisis of European Sciences – Tobin CraigDate:
October 29, 2009
Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
According to a familiar and influential view, modern science is born from medieval science and is decisively shaped by its origin. In particular, it has inherited certain unexamined metaphysical commitments, including some that are essentially theological, perhaps even Biblical in origin. This discovery, if it is indeed that, raises big questions about the theoretical status of modern science. And so, precisely to the extent we are friends of science, we must think this challenge through… We must be good, that is to say, philosophically serious, historians of science.
Free parking is available in MSU Parking Ramp 6 after 6 pm.
About Tobin Craig, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU
Tobin Craig’s studies focus on the intersection between modern political philosophy and modern science and technology. He teaches in both the PTCD field and the STEPPS specialization. He is currently at work on a book length study of the unity of Francis Bacon’s scientific and political thought, and a study of the place of technology in American political thought. Dr. Craig’s dissertation was on Bacon’s New Atlantis and the place of technology in modern politics. His areas of interest center on the philosophic origins and criticisms, and the political and moral problems, of modern science and technology.