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American Democracy and Science

October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Thomas D. Cohen
UMD Physics

The philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment stressed the role of reason and in many deeps ways guided the development of modern science. In developing the political system of the United States, its founders were also profoundly influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment. This talk explores the interactions between American democracy and science from their enlightenment beginnings to the present.

Part of the campus "Democracy Then and Now" series

Light refreshments at 3:30 pm

PSC Lobby