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:
July 6, 2015
Join us for the debut of the new report From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths, The Future of UVOIR (Ultraviolet, Optical and Infrared) Space Astronomy.
July 13, 2015
Learn the history and astronomy behind this unique event in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.
July 21, 2015 - August 11, 2015
Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights is a special series of Astronomy Live programs in July and August of 2015.
July 21, 2015
Grab your binoculars and join your guides Emily Rice and Irene Pease to explore celestial treasures from the comfort of the Hayden Planetarium.
July 28, 2015
Explore planets, nearby stars, and the myriad galaxies that populate the universe while we fly through the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 4, 2015
Emily Rice and Jackie Faherty will explore these phenomena and more, using both the Zeiss star projector and the 3D Digital Universe Atlas.
August 11, 2015
This July, NASA’s New Horizons space probe will give us the closest view of Pluto and provide new data about this dwarf planet.