The Ernest Nagel Lectures in Philosophy & Science are held biennially. Through presentations by eminent philosophers and scientists, they highlight the deep connection between philosophical reflection and scientific activity.
Patricia Smith Churchland
Patricia Churchland is the UC President’s Professor of Philosophy (emerita)
at the University of California, San Diego.
|Lecture 1: Where do moral values come from?||Tuesday March 3, 4:30 pm||Gates Hillman Center 6115|
|Lecture 2: Free will & self-control||Thursday March 5, 4:30 pm||Gates Hillman Center 6115|
|Seminar: Norms, habits, and the basal ganglia||Friday March 6, 12:00 noon||Dean's Conference Room |
Lecture 1: Where do moral values come from?
|Mar 2013||Per Martin-Löf|
Emeritus Professor of Logic, University of Stockholm
Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea
|Oct 2010||Brian Skyrms|
University of California, Irvine
|Oct 2004||Terrence J. Sejnowski|
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
|Feb 2002||Bas van Fraassen |
|Mar 2000||Stuart Kauffman|
Santa Fe Institute
|Nov 1997||Patrick Suppes
Ernest Nagel (1901-1985), one of the most prominent philosophers of science in the 20th century, argued most strongly for the connection between philosophy and science.
His book, The Structure of Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation (1961) is a classic of the field.
In the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, H. S. Thayes writes it is a masterly and complete exposition of his
analysis of explanation, the logic of scientific inquiry, and the logical structure of the organization of scientific knowledge, and it illuminates the cardinal issues concerning the foundation and the assessment of explanation in physics and in the biological and social sciences.
Biographical Memoir of Ernest Nagel