[SydPhil] Blackheath Philosophy Forum June 13

Sandra Jobson Darroch sjd at cybersydney.com.au
Mon Jun 8 10:23:22 AEST 2015


    blackheathphilosophy.org <http://www.blackheathphilosophy.org>



    *4 pm Saturday 13 June*

    Suppose historical events had turned out differently. Suppose, for
    example, that Islamic Spain had survived and built a European
    empire. This is an example of counter-factual history – the positing
    of scenarios that did not happen, but plausibly could have. In
    general, professional historians do not take such scenario-building
    seriously. In this talk our speaker aims to diagnose and ameliorate
    this scepticism, and consider the conditions under which
    scenario-building can serve a useful purpose.

    *SPEAKER: Kim Sterelny*, Professor of Philosophy, Research School of
    Social Sciences, ANU

    The Forum meets at the Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Gardiner
    Crescent & the Great Western Highway, 4pm-6pm, followed by informal
    discussion at the pub.Admission $10 includes a big afternoon tea
    before question time. Hall is heated.All welcome!

    For more program details please go to blackheathphilosophy.org

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