Philosophy 2330:
Science and Society
Spring, 2018

Professor Joel Velasco
Office: 265G (Eng/phil building)
Office Hours: T, W, TH 2-3:00 or by appointment

Class meets T/TH, 9:30-10:50 (in Phil 163)

All of the boilerplate information such as course policies and the grading scheme can be found on the syllabus. The readings for the course are below.


Required Books:

Religion and the Sciences of Origins: Historical and Contemporary Discussions by Kelly James Clark. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

What Makes us Moral?: Crossing the Boundaries of Biology by Neil Levy. One world publications, 2004.

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson. Vintage Books, 1998.

All class assignments and any other readings will be found on this website. You should check this website reguarly for updates and bring copies of the assigned readings to class. All readings should be done before the date they are listed here. Come to class on that day prepared to discuss them.

This is a tentative schedule/reading list:

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Peter Dear Science Week lecture - 6:00pm

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Spring Break - No Class on March 13, March 15

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Final Exam scheduled Fri, May 11th 7:30-10:00 am