Sunday, October 5, 2008

Darwinism and Political Thought

Since the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, both the promoters and detractors have argued that Darwin’s theory has profound implications for how we understand human beings as social and political animals, notes the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University.

Carson Holloway, assistant professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will speak on "Darwinism and Political Thought" at 7 p.m. 21 October in Clowes Memorial Hall. He is a specialist in political philosophy and author of The Right Darwin? Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy.

Respondent is Susan Curtis, professor of history and the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Purdue University. She is author of A Consuming Faith: The Social Gospel and Modern American Culture.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but tickets are required (available now at the Clowes Hall box office). For more information, call 3:) 923-7252.

The next seminars on “Darwin, Religion and Society” (the focus of the 2008-2009 Butler University Seminars on Religion and World Civilization) are: Interfaith Perspectives on Darwinism (27 January 2009); and Darwin and the Scientific Study of Religion (24 February 2009).

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