How did Science come to be associated with Civilization? The Enlightenment and the shaping of Modernity

Monash Arts is delighted to invite you to the Louis Green Memorial Lecture, an annual public lecture on intellectual and social history in honour of the late Monash University historian Louis Green. 

This year, eminent moral philosopher Professor Stephen Gaukroger of the University of Sydney presents a fascinating new perspective on intellectual history and accounts of human behaviour.

Admission is free, but bookings are essential via this website.

Please arrive at State Library Victoria's Entry 3 in La Trobe Street for registration from 6.00 pm. The lecture will commence in Seminar Room 1 at 6.30 pm sharp. Following the lecture, you are invited to stay for drinks, canapes and networking.

About the lecturer:

Professor Stephen Gaukroger is Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. He has written nine books in the history of science and the history of philosophy, including an intellectual biography of Descartes, as well as translations of the works of Descartes and Arnauld.

Stephen Gaukroger is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Corresponding Member of l'Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences. In 2003 he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for contributions to the history of philosophy and the history of science. 

Professor Gaukroger’s research is centred on a long-term project on the emergence and consolidation of a scientific culture in the West in the modern era. This research has resulted most recently in The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841 (Oxford, 2016).


November 08, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm
State Library Victoria
179 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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