Challenges to a Science-Based Worldview (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Matthew Childers, Instructor of Philosophy, Lansing Community College and Muskegon Community College

Description

Join us for the lecture "Challenges to a Science-Based Worldview" by Matthew Childers!

There are many challenges to the legitimacy and authority of science from various mystics, spiritualists, occultists and supernaturalists. Most of these challenges have, thus far, been inadequate to compromise the success and power of scientific, natural explanations of the world. As a result of this apparent explanatory power and theoretical success, many have been inclined to extend and apply the methods of science in order to create an equally powerful and cohesive "scientific worldview." This lecture critically surveys some of the component doctrines, rules, and standards of such a worldview and brings to light and to a wider audience some of the more serious and lesser-known secular challenges to it.

About the Speaker

Matthew Childers received his B.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University and his M.A. in philosophy from Western Michigan University. His research is primarily focused on issues in the philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and epistemology. He is currently an instructor of philosophy at Lansing Community College and Muskegon Community College.

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