Jennifer Hornsby/ James Ladyman/ Eleanor Knox/ Rupert Read
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 15 February 2016
Wolfson Theatre, LSE
Jennifer Hornsby, Professor of Philosophy (Birkbeck College, London)
James Ladyman, Professor of Philosophy (University of Bristol)
Rupert Read, Reader in Philosophy (University of East Anglia)
Eleanor Knox, Lecturer in Philosophy (KCL)
Modern science has provided answers to questions once thought impertinent for human beings to investigate. Among them, ‘What causes earthquakes and natural disasters?’, ‘Where does human life begin?’, and ‘Do we have free will?’. But when does the triumph of science become triumphalism? What are the limits of scientific inquiry, and does it leave any questions for non-scientists to answer?