Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: Plato at the Googleplex - Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

WED, MAR 12, 2014 (50:48)

“Harvard Book Store was pleased to welcome award-winning author and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein for a reading of her latest book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.”

+ BIO: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a philosopher, scholar, and award-winning novelist. Her latest novel is 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. Her books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light, and Mazel, and nonfiction studies of Kurt Godel and Baruch Spinoza. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1996, Goldstein has also received Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellowships and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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