[SydPhil] Wednesday 15 August 5:00 pm - Science as a "tool" & Science as a "truth" - with Professor John Schuster (University of Sydney)

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*Science as a "tool" and Science as a "truth"*

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*Science as a "tool" and Science as a "truth"*
15 August 2012
5:00pm - Cocktails
5:20 - 6:20PM - Forum
6:20 - 6:30PM - Questions

Level 8, NAB House
255 George Street,
To book go to

$20 includes cocktails before the Forum and Discussion/Question

 CBD Chabad CUES (Centre for Universal Ethics and Society)
together with Ord Minnett are proud to invite you to a forum entitled:

*Science as a "tool" and Science as a "truth"*

The great assistance which science affords humanity, in its practical
ability here and now to supply human needs and accomplish technical feats,
is beyond dispute. At the same time the global, overarching and cosmic
claims of science become issues of political dispute:

Was the world created or is it an extension
(even via a big bang) of pre-existing matter?

Does the structure of the universe demonstrate a spiritual
logic or does it represent the play of autonomous forces?

In this forum, perspectives on the nature and truth of science will be
presented by
Professor John Schuster, a distinguished scholar in the History and
Philosophy of Science, and Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen, Director of the Institute
for Judaism and Civilization.

Professor John A. Schuster
Dr John Schuster is an Honorary Fellow at the Unit for History & Philosophy
of Science and Centre for the Foundations of Science, University of Sydney;
and Honorary Fellow at Campion College. He is the author of major studies
in his field and has taught internationally including at Cambridge and
Princeton Universities. An associate of several academic institutions, he
continues actively to write and publish. He is a world authority on tha
natural-philosophical and mathematical and scientific writings of

Rabbi Dr. Shimon Cowen
Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen, son of former Governor General of Australia, Sir
Zelman Cowen, established the Institute for Judaism and Civilization in
1998. Its mission is to explore the interface of Judaism and the general
ethical tradition from Sinai at the root of the world cultures with the
culture and sciences of contemporary society. His most recent focus has
been on the application of universal ethics in the tradition from Sinai to
questions of contemporary politics and society. His latest book, Politics
and Universal Ethics, received bipartisan launches from members of the NSW,
Victorian and Tasmanian parliaments.

For more information please email admin at cues.org.au

To book go to

 15 August 2012
5:00pm - Cocktails
5:20 - 6:20PM - Forum
6:20 - 6:30PM - Questions

Level 8, NAB House
255 George Street,
Sydney  $20 -

 What is CUES?

CUES - Centre for Universal Ethics and Society - is concerned with the
ethical horizons of public policy and corporate conduct from the
perspective of universal ethics. Universal ethics is the code of
fundamental shared values found at the root of the world religions and
cultures. The aim of CUES is to encourage and foster the ideals of honesty,
integrity and social responsibility by promoting the study of universal
ethical principles, personal virtue, and moral leadership.

Activities and Events

CBD Chabad CUES runs seminars and courses with high profile speakers. These
events range from major evening seminars and dinners to more intimate
boardroom seminars and business lunches with guest speakers.

*CUES - CBD Chabad Centre for Universal Ethics and Society*
Address: Level 4 / 199 Clarence St, SYDNEY, 2000
Email: admin at cues.org.au
Website: www.cues.org.au
Phone: 0402 102 007
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