Past Lectures

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The Metaphysical Problem in Race Theory

Quayshawn Spencer

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Quayshawn Spencer’s 4 p.m. lecture is available for live stream on demand at www.callutheran.edu/live.

We regret that the 11 a.m. lecture is unavailable due to technical failure during recording.

We invite you to visit Quayshawn Spencer’s website for more information on his topics at https://sites.google.com/site/qnjspencer/

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pre-lecture Discussion: “What is Race and Why is the Question Important?”

2:15-3:15 pm, Overton Hall

Join us for a pre-lecture discussion with Assistant Professor Brian J.

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Humanizing Machines: AI, Ethics and the Future

Shannon Vallor

  • Looking in the AI Mirror
  • How to Cultivate Humane Machines (and People)
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Probing Future Foods

Paul B. Thompson

  • Four Archetypes for Future Food Systems
  • Social Amplification of Risk: The Ethical Questions
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Corporate Realities and Democratic Ideals

Philip Pettit

  • Holding Corporate Bodies Responsible
  • Granting Corporate Bodies Rights
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Technology and the Future

Nick Bostrom

  • “Technology Strategy and Existential Risks”
  • “Superintelligence”
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God’s Knowledge and Ours

Linda Zagzebski

  • “Omnisubjectivity: the Subjectivity of God”
  • “Knowing God: a Defense of Religious Authority”
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Between ‘Intelligent Design’ and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads

Philip Clayton

  • “Beyond the Religion Wars: From Reduction to Reenchantment”
  • “The New Sciences of Emergent Complexity: Evolving Religion in an Evolving World”
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From The Matrix to the Singularity

David Chalmers

  • The Matrix as Metaphysics”
  • “The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis”
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Biotechnology: Friend or Foe?

Gregory Pence

  • “Stem Cells, Little Persons, and Scientific Research”
  • “Organic or Genetically Modified Food – Which Is Safer?”
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Why God Won’t Go Away

Andrew Newburg

  • “Why God Won’t Go Away”
  • “Why We Believe What We Believe”
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Privacy, Technology and Identity

David Holtzman

  • “Privacy Lost: How Technology Affects Privacy”
  • “Online Identities: @ttribution, not Retribution”
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Contaminated Without Consent

Sandra Steingraber

  • “Contaminated Without Consent: How Pollutants in Air, Food and Water Violate Human Rights”
  • “The Precautionary Principle: Science or anti-Science?”
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The Fabric of the Cosmos

Brian Greene

  • “The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality”
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The Extended Mind

Rupert Sheldrake

  • “The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence”
  • “Science and Spirituality: My Own Journey of Exploration”
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • “The Creative Person and the Creative Context”
  • “Flow and the Quality of Life”
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Whatever Happened to the Soul?

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy
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Stretching Science

David Baltimore

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Did Life Come From Mars?

Paul Davies

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Chaos Meets Narrative

Katherine Hayles

  • “Narratives of Artificial Life”
  • “Chaotic Genius: Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia
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Rethinking the Methods of the Human Sciences

Stephen Toulmin

  • “Alternative Visions of Theory in the Human Sciences”
  • “Economic and Social Practice in its Cultural Situation”
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Medical Ethics and Health Care Policies

Arthur Caplan

  • “Making Babies: Ethical Issues Raised by New Reproductive Technologies”
  • “Sinners, Saints and Health Care: What role should personal responsibility play in the rationing of health care resources?”
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Genetics and Social Policies

Daniel J. Kevles

  • “The Human Genome Project”
  • “Genetics, Race and IQ”
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Cognition, Cognitive Science and Consciousness

John Searle

  • “Cognition and Cognitive Science”
  • “The Problem of Consciousness”
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Beyond the Blue Horizon

E.C. Krupp

  • “Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science”
  • “Climbing the Cosmic Mountain”
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The Path to Ecological Restoration

Stephanie Mills

  • “Healing a Damaged Land”
  • “Bioregionalism: Reinstating a Culture of Place”
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The Reenchantment of Science

David Ray Griffin

  • “Modern Science and Disenchantment”
  • “Postmodern Science and Reenchantment”
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Humor and Humors

Jonathan Miller

  • “Humor and Comedy”
  • “The Afterlife of Plays”
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Beyond Consciousness: The Magic of Native American Myths

Michelle Taigue

  • “Unveiling the Invisible”
  • “Returning to Beginnings”
  • “Vehicles of Wisdom”
  • “Recovery of the Sacred”
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Jacob Needleman

  • “The Seeker in A Pathless Land”
  • “The Scientist as Seeker”
  • “The Seeker in Ourselves”
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The Day the Universe Changed

James Burke

  • “Mechanisms of Change: Do Lemons Whistle”
  • “Goodbye, Descartes: Information and Change”
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Exploring the Human Potential

Jean Houston

  • “The Possible Human”
  • “Journey of Transformation — The Odyssey”
  • “The New Sacred Psychology”
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William Kaufmann

  • “Black Holes and Exploding Galaxies”
  • “The Physics of the Early Universe”
  • “The Origin and Complexity of the Universe”