How did Science come to be Associated with Civilization?: The Enlightenment and the Shaping of Modernity

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Event Details

8 November 2017 at 6:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, Seminar Room 1 (Entry 3), 179 La Trobe Street Melbourne, 3000
Open to:
Alumni; Faculty of Arts


Monash Arts is delighted to welcome you to the Louis Green Memorial Lecture. The Louis Green Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture on intellectual and social history in honour of the late Monash historian Louis Green, and generously funded by Professor Wallace Kirsop. This year, we have the privilege of welcoming eminent moral philosopher Professor Stephen Gaukroger of the University of Sydney. Hear from Stephen as he presents a fascinating new perspective on intellectual history and accounts of human behaviour.

Registration commences at 6:00pm and the lecture will commence at 6.30pm. 

Professor Stephen Gaukroger is Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. He has written nine books in the history of science and the history of philosophy, including an intellectual biography of Descartes, as well as translations of the works of Descartes and Arnauld. Stephen Gaukroger is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Corresponding Member of l'Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences. In 2003 he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for contributions to history of philosophy and history of science. Professor Gaukroger’s research is centred on a long-term project on the emergence and consolidation of a scientific culture in the West in the modern era. This research has resulted most recently in The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841 (Oxford, 2016).

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