Faculty Work-in-Progress - Of Interest

Color Head Shot of Chris Haufe
October 11, 2021 - 12:00 PM

Clark Hall Room 206
11130 Bellflower Road
In his talk, Chris Haufe, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, examines the role that “interestingness” plays in research in the sciences and humanities. He argues that there are special conditions under which inquiry benefits when it is driven by a researcher’s sense of what is interesting, and that these conditions are sometimes realized in the natural sciences. In the second half of his talk, he looks at prospects for realizing these conditions in the humanities.

A boxed lunch will be provided.  However, due to COVID restrictions, it can not be eaten in the lecture space.

Registration requested.  Register HERE.

This lecture will also be live-streamed at www.case.edu/livestream/s2.



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