The Dennes Room

Event Detail

Wed Feb 13, 2019
Alumni House, 4–6 PM
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)
Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts

The view that the sciences make progress, while the arts do not, is extremely common. This lecture will challenge it. Scientific progress has social dimensions. A socially embedded notion of scientific progress then allows for a parallel concept of progress applicable to the arts.