School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs

Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture

The 53rd Potter Memorial Lecture

 

Elliott Sober

Darwin and Intelligent Design

7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Compton Union Building (CUB) Junior Ballroom

Elliott Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor in the Philosophy Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University.

Dr. Sober's research is in philosophy of science, especially in the philosophy of evolutionary biology. Dr. Sober’s substantial work on evolutionary theory has earned him a number of awards, including several from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Professor Sober is the author of ten books including, Did Darwin write the Origin Backwards? (Prometheus Books, 2011). His lecture will be based on material from this book.

The Potter Talk

Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards

Noon •1 Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Bryan Hall 308

Co-sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy &
Public Service

The annual Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs.

 

Videostreams

These past Potter Lectures have been archived online.

   
View Sayre-McCord's lecture using Windows Media Player

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord
"Evolution and Rational Agency"
Oct. 27, 2011

View Dennett's lecture using Windows Media Player

View Dennett's lecture using Real Player

Daniel C. Dennett
"From Animal to Person: How Cultural Evolution Builds Human Minds"
Sept. 11, 2008

View Chomsky's lecture using Windows Media Player

View Chomsky's lecture using Real Player

Noam Chomsky
"Imminent Crises: Responsibilities and Opportunities"
Apr. 22, 2005

 

 

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