IDEAS presents The Battle Over Science in America: How Biology is Changing Our Politics
The IDEAS Institute presents a Darwin Day Special Event lecture, The Battle Over Science in America: How Biology is Changing Our Politics by Dr. Jonathan D. Moreno. We have entered what is called the “biological century” and a new biopolitics has emerged to address the implications for America’s collective value system, our well-being, and ultimately, our future. In his book, The Body Politic, Dr. Jonathan Moreno recognizes and assesses this new force in our political landscape--one that fuels today’s culture wars and has motivated politicians of all stripes to reexamine their platforms. As Moreno explains the most contentious issues, he also offers an engaging history of the intersection between science and democracy in American life, a reasoned analysis of how different political ideologies view scientific controversies, and a vision for how the new biopolitics can help shape the quality of our lives.
This event is Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Bioethics Center and the Hofstra Department of Philosophy. Dr. Moreno earned a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Hofstra University in 1973.
Speaker: Jonathan D. Moreno, Professor, Ethics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, History and Sociology of Science, and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 5, 7:30-9 p.m. a Darwin Day Special Event
Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Ave., South Campus
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
For more information, please contact the Ideas Institute at 516-463-5792.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Cost:Free and open to the public
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