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Philosophy Café Event

Origin: 
Lifelong Learning
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
13 February 2014
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Lifelong Learning Team at lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Science: reason or dogma?

Science is often claimed to be an especially reliable and rational means of discovering the truth. But many relativists and postmodernists tell us that, on the contrary, science is just another article of faith, like the religious dogmas it replaced. So does science have some features - a distinctive method, for example - that give it a special authority? Is it possible to defend science on independent grounds?

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Speaker information

Conor McHugh,Lecturer in Philosophy

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