Date September 24, 2012
__edited, Enlightenment, Eric Metaxas, Modern Scientism, Socrates in the City
Pt. 1: David Berlinski at “Socrates in the City”
September 24, 2012
Guest David Berlinski
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On this episode of ID the Future, listen to the first segment of CSC Sr. Fellow David Berlinski’s talk at
Socrates in the City, hosted by biographer and humorist Eric Metaxas. Tune in as Dr. Berlinski traces modern scientism, and its antipathy to religious belief, to the dawn of the Enlightenment.
Writer, Thinker, Raconteur, and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute David Berlinski received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and was later a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Dr. Berlinski has authored works on systems analysis, differential topology, theoretical biology, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as three novels. He has also taught philosophy, mathematics and English at such universities as Stanford, Rutgers, the City University of New York and the Universite de Paris. In addition, he has held research fellowships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) in France.