From Cave Paintings to Moon Landings

event Tuesday, February 20, 2024
access_time 6:00pm (CST)
room PHSC 1105
info Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Abstract: We will look at the earliest signs of mankind’s interest in the unknown and the motivations for exploring it and see how this spark of curiosity ignited a conversation of the world and its components to span the millennia. To do this, we will frame human experience by the touchstone of Analytical Philosophy (mainly structuralism and perennialism) and Jungian Psychology (mainly in reference to his view of the prime motivating factor). From that, we will map out the main sections of Philosophy and see how this relates to Mathematics and how subjects of Mathematical association (Physics, Computer Science, Economics, etc.) fit into this framework. Then, our discussion will turn to how this information manifests itself concretely in history and how such information concerns the listener.

For more information on this event, please contact Anuradha Ekanayake.