Hayden Planetarium Programs
Frontiers Lecture: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning with Marcelo Gleiser and Rebecca Goldstein
November 3, 2014
Can science and philosophy provide answers to our questions about where we came from and what our place is in the universe? Renowned theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein discuss the limits of knowledge and how much we can actually know of the world, arguing that both science and philosophy have fundamental limits and our knowledge of the world is – and always will be – necessarily incomplete. In a broad-ranging intellectual history of our search for knowledge and meaning, Gleiser and Goldstein offer a unique view of what it means to be human in a universe filled with mystery.
Gleiser will sign copies of his book, The Island of Knowledge and Goldstein's book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, will be on sale after the lecture.
UPDATE: Special guest Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, linguist, and evolutionary psychologist will be filling in for Rebecca Goldstein. Read more about Pinker at his website here: http://stevenpinker.com/.
More in this Series:
December 30, 2014
With the Museum's director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart as your guide, drift over the blue planet and witness the unparalleled beauty of the most diverse and necessary planetary system that we call home our home planet.
January 22, 2015
SOLD OUT - Spend an evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson as he reviews headline stories in the Universe, drawn from breaking news in 2014.
January 27, 2015
Interested in becoming an amateur astronomer but unsure where to begin? Ever wonder if it is even worth it to house a telescope in a cramped New York City apartment? Start your astronomical viewing in the Hayden Planetarium and prepare for the night sky.
February 2, 2015
Launched in 2004 to study an unknown world, Rosetta has finally reached its goal and is the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
February 24, 2015
After an 8-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission will soon be arriving at Pluto.