Natural Historical Realism and the Epistemology of Darwin's Descent
Turning the Zoological Gaze onto Human Beings
In this inaugural address, Phillip Sloan from the University of Notre Dame discusses natural historical realism and epistemology in one of Darwin's most controversial books, The Descent of Man. In previous publications, Sloan has also discussed The Descent of Man with respect to ethics and divinity. In this lecture, Sloan takes on the meaning of natural historical realism and how Darwin applied his understanding of nature's struggle for existence to the case of humans.
This lecture is one in an ongoing series. It will be held at Noon, Room 224, Social Sciences Research Building, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St.
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