Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Canceled: Lecture - Galileo and the Parallax Problem

Wednesday, April 8

Lecture Center

Please note, this event has been canceled.


Join us for a lecture with Brian Conolly, associate professor of philosophy at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, entitled “Galileo and the Parallax Problem.” The talk is presented as part of the Spring 2020 History and Philosophy of Science Lecture Series.

About the speaker:

Dr. Brian Conolly teaches a range of courses in the history of philosophy and in contemporary philosophy, but he specializes in medieval philosophy. His dissertation investigated ancient and medieval theories of change in nature, specifically with respect to the intensification of forms. In addition to publishing and presenting papers on this subject, he has published or presented papers on medieval theories of the intellect and on the infinite power of God. Dr. Conolly is currently studying 13th-century Latin Averroist commentaries on the Liber de causis, especially with respect to the problem of whether the power of creation is unique to God, as well as questions pertaining to the relation between knowledge and causality in God and other beings. He has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2006.

The lecture will run for one hour, followed by up to 30 minutes for a Q&A. Free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

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