"Your Thinking Self" with Lisa Shabel
Cosponsored by the Olentangy Berlin Humanities Club and the Center for Ethics and Human Values
Location: Room 1116, Olentangy Berlin High School (3140 Berlin Station Rd, Delaware, OH 43015)
About the Series
In the fall of 2019, the Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values launched a partnership with the Humanities Club at the Olentangy Berlin High School to develop an evening lecture series for Olentangy Berlin students as well as members of the general public.
Although paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, the public lecture series will resume this year with talks by several faculty members in the Ohio State Department of Philosophy.
René Descartes was born more than 400 years ago and yet he still speaks to us today. We will discuss a few of the questions he asked and how they and their answers are still relevant in 2021. For example: Who are we? Could we be living in a dream? or a computer simulation? How can we know for sure?
About the Lecturer
Professor Lisa Shabel received a BA from Dartmouth College in Mathematics modified with Philosophy and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. An award-winning researcher and teacher, she has published widely and taught a courses in the history of modern philosophy, logic, and philosophy of mathematics. Professor Shabel is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at Ohio State.