2016 Faculty Summer Seminar

This is a picture of the ascent to one of the Greek Meteora monasteries. The image bears the inscription, "Intersections of Science, Religion, and Ethics."

Classroom Building, Room 211

May 3-6, 2016


Visiting Scholar: Dr. Michael Ruse

Lucycle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy
Director, History and Philosophy of Science Program
Florida State University

The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce the 2016 Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar with guest scholar Dr. Michael Ruse from Florida State University.

The seminar will address ethical issues on the relationship between science, religion, education, and public life. As society debates the challenges related to global warming, bioethics, education policies, and the status of religion in public life, there are a variety of ethical issues that emerge when these perspectives intersect. It is designed to be an interdisciplinary seminar that includes religious studies, biology, philosophy, applied ethics, and public policy.

The seminar will be held from May 3rd-6th, 2016. Sessions will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Seating is limited and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Michael Ruse

Dr. Ruse is the Lucycle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Program at Florida State University. He is the author and editor of over forty books and is among the leading scholars in the country on the debates surrounding the relationship between religion and science. He is member of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Templeton Book Prize, and delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. His books include Biology and Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Can a Darwinian Be A Christian (Cambridge University Press, 2001), The Evolution/Creation Struggle (Harvard University Press, 2005), Darwinism and Its Discontents (Cambridge University, Press, 2006), and Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in an Age of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2014).