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Tim Doyle: Science, Truth, and Democracy
October 17, 2018, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Associate Professor of Philosophy Tim Doyle will look at the ‘”post-truth” era, and at challenges to truth such as “postmodern relativism” and “alternative facts.” He will detail why a robust conception of ‘correspondence truth’ is crucial for our democratic system, and will also look at how we might strengthen such a shared notion.
Doyle earned a directed studies degree in philosophy from Northland College in 1984. Some years later he returned to school and received his MA from Free University in Berlin, and his PhD from the University of Potsdam, Germany. His areas of philosophical interest include philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and environmental aesthetics.
The talk is part of a Presidential Inauguration Faculty Speaker Series. Visit here for the Inauguration Week schedule.