Friday, January 28, 4:00pm
Swift Hall, Commons Room
1025 East 58th Street
Benedict Ashley, OP (Aquinas Institute of Theology, Emeritus)
Herman Sinaiko (University of Chicago, Emeritus)
To some, in the “information age,” we seem to know more things, to communicate more effectively, and to better interrelate scientific disciplines. To others, however this ‘information explosion’ has produced a miscommunication, a superficial acquaintance with trivial facts, and fragmentation of once-related disciplines. In light of this, Benedict Ashley and Herman Sinaiko will consider whether an Aristotelian ‘synthesis’ of the sciences might offer a means of integrating human knowledge.