Realismo natural histórico e a epistemologia do livro Descent of Man, de Darwin

terça-feira, setembro 27, 2011

Natural Historical Realism and the Epistemology of Darwin's Descent

Turning the Zoological Gaze onto Human Beings

In this inaugural address, Phillip Sloan from the University of Notre Dame discusses natural historical realism and epistemology in one of Darwin's most controversial books, The Descent of Man. In previous publications, Sloan has also discussed The Descent of Man with respect to ethics and divinity. In this lecture, Sloan takes on the meaning of natural historical realism and how Darwin applied his understanding of nature's struggle for existence to the case of humans.

This lecture is one in an ongoing series. It will be held at Noon, Room 224, Social Sciences Research Building, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St.

For further information contact Beth Calderon (


The Debating Darwin workshops are a series of lectures given by the most acclaimed historians and philosophers of science. These workshops, headed by Robert J. Richards of the University of Chicago and Michael Ruse of Florida State University are co-sponsored by the Fishbein Center for History of Science, the Office of the President, and the Templeton Foundation.

Source/Fonte: University of Chicago



O livro Debating Design: Darwin to DNA, editado por Michael Ruse e William Dembski, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) faz parte da leitura recomendada.

Dembski é um dos principais teóricos do Design Inteligente. Seu filtro explanatório indica os passos científicos que devem ser tomados para detectar sinais de inteligência na natureza.