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Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar. The Intertwined histories of Medicine and Philosophical reflections on Knowledge: How Big Data might just wreck the boat

Event date: 
1 March 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Wallace Wurth, LG02
Open to: 
All
Event Type: 
Seminar
Booking deadline: 

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series

Speaker: A/Prof Michaelis Michael, UNSW Sydney, School of Humanities & Languages

Biography: Associate Professor Michaelis Michael trained originally as a functional morphologist at Monash University working on early therian teeth before being seduced by philosophy and completing a PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University. He has been visiting Professor at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, and MIT. His publications range from mathematical logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, the epistemics of religious conversion, and human rights. His book “Evolution by Natural Selection Confidence, Evidence and the Gap” was published by CRC Press in 2016.

On the talk itself: A/Prof Michael is aiming to give an account of how medicine has been fundamental to the debate about the nature of knowledge and science since antiquity. A/Prof Michael wants to give an account of the way the changes happening today with Big Data are changing the way we do science but also challenging the way we understand what we do when we do science. It might be provocative, it might be obvious... it’s aimed to engage the audience in discussion.

All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts at 4pm.

Enquiries: Richard Vickery Richard.Vickery@unsw.edu.au, Ingvars Birznieks i.birznieks@unsw.edu.au, Natasha Kumar Natasha.kumar@unsw.edu.au,

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17 July 2019

Kirby level 6 Seminar room, Wallace Wurth Building
Room 305, Level 3, Samuels Building, UNSW Upper Campus, Kensington

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