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Dialogue of Civilizations Information Session — England and the Scientific Revolutions

November 29, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dialogue of Civilizations trip to the UK, Summer 2 2022

England and the Scientific Revolutions

Dialogue Co-leaders: 
Prof. Katy Shorey (College of Social Sciences and Humanities)
Prof. Waleed Meleis (College of Engineering)

This Dialogue studies two revolutions in scientific thought: the Scientific Revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries and the computational revolution of the 20th century. Our goal is to understand these two revolutions and how they contributed to philosophical discussion of the nature of science and scientific explanation. From our base in London, we study Scientific Revolution and trace the evolution of scientific thought from the 16th through 19th centuries.  Then, we survey the four fundamental limits on scientific knowledge that were discovered in the 20th century. Finally, we synthesize this material by discussing the practical implications of these ideas for modern scientists. 
This Dialogue invites you to explore two parallel tracks in history of science and philosophy of science.  GE 1210 (Scientific Revolutions) traces a timeline of key discoveries in scientific disciplines from the Renaissance through the Scientific Revolution, contrasting these turning points with revolutions in complexity, logic, computation, mathematics, and physics during the twentieth century.  PHIL 1105 (Science and Pseudoscience) explores the ways in which these pivotal moments impacted core themes in philosophy of science, including debates about how to define science and how to characterize scientific inference, explanation, change, and theories of evidence.

Please RSVP HERE to attend the upcoming information session where you can learn more about the trip:

When: Monday, November 29: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Renaissance Park 909 (Renaissance Park is the building directly across from Ruggles and IV)
Learn more and submit your application here.


November 29, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Multidisciplinary Masters (IT areas), Gordon Engineering Leadership Program
Undergraduate, Student Groups