The Humanities and the Sciences | Casa Italiana Zerilli / Marimò

The Humanities and the Sciences

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 6:30pm
Their Epistemologies

A lecture by
Richard Foley, NYU

Introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU)

Respondent: Jane Tylus (Yale)

Should inquiries in the basic sciences and the humanities have different aims? Here are two closely related questions: Are the values informing these inquiries typically different and should they be? In his book, The Geography of Insight: The Sciences, the Humanities, How They Differ, Why They Matter, Prof. Richard Foley argues that the answer to all these questions is “yes.”