Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Presents “Appealing to Intuitions”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On December 5 , the WFF was thrilled to host philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein for the second talk in our WFF Interdisciplinary Lecture Series “Knowing.”

Rebecca’s talk, titled “Appealing to Intuitions,” covered a fascinating range of topics from math to ethics to literature in application of philosophical formulations of intuition and logic. Rebecca is the Franke Visiting Fellow at Whitney Humanities Center Fall of 2012. She has received many prizes for her fiction and scholarship, including a MacArthur “Genius” Prize. Her first novel was the critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind-Body Problem, and there have been six more works of fiction, including her latest novel, 36 Arguments for The Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. She is also the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradoxof Kurt Gödel and of Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity. She has been awarded several honorary doctorates, Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellowships, and is a Humanist Laureate and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was named the Humanist of the Year in 2011 by the American Humanist Association.

The next lecture in the “Knowing” series, which seeks to highlight the amazing scholarship of women from across disciplines and departments at the university, will by January 23, 2013 in Luce Hall 101. Yale College Dean Mary Miller will speak on “The Beinecke Map of 1565: Gender, Authority and Memory.”

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