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Back From the Brink: Foundationalist Trends in Post-Post Modernism

Tuesday, October 5th, 1999
Rom Harré
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

Are foundations for knowledge possible after post-modernism?

Renowned as a philosopher of science, Rom Harré examines three foundationalist trends in Western thought after post modernism: the possibility of moral diversity without anarchy (Holiday); phenomenology without subjectivism (Wittgenstein): and multiplicity of realities without relativism (Bohr).

Rom Harré is professor emeritus of philosophy, Oxford University, England and professor of psychology, Georgetown University. He is the author of over forty books in both the natural and social sciences including, most recently, The Singular Self (1998).

Sponsored by: Department of Anthropology

In conjunction with: Beckman Institute, College of Medicine, Department of Chemistry, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Department of Speech Communication, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Institute of Communications Research, Medical Scholars Program, Office of International Programs, Program for Study of Science, Technology, Information and Medicine, School of Integrative Biology, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Rom Harré

President, British Society for the Philosophy of Science and George A. Miller Visiting Professor, UIUC