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The “Universe” Starring Man? The Impact of Scientific Revolutions on Humankind’s View of Itself (CPNSS at the LSE Literary Festival)
22 February 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Many people unreflectingly think that “Man” plays a special role in the Universe. Although this view was endorsed by Aristotelian cosmology, revolutionary developments in science, particularly those associated with Copernicus and with Darwin, seem to have made it entirely untenable. So what does science teach us about our place in the Universe?
John Worrall, Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.
Roman Frigg, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
This event is free, but requires a ticket. E-tickets will be available to book from 10am on Tuesday 31 January via the LSE Online Store.