Nate Radcliffe, “Descartes’ Problem”
For those who were unable to attend the August Cleveland Branch meeting, Nate Radcliffe, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and World Religions at Kent State University, will reprise his talk on "Descartes' Problem: "I think, therefore I am (and therefore God)". The prominent philosopher Rene' Descartes is best known for his statement: "I think, therefore I am." What exactly did Descartes mean by this statement, and what impact would such a statement have on our contemporary view of science and of God? Nate's lecture will explore Descartes' statement and show that although Descartes thought he discoverd the most certain starting point for knowledge, he opened up a can of worms (i.e. unanswered questions) regarding our understanding of the physical World.
As usual, we will be meeting in the upstairs meeting room of the Stow Library. There will be time for Q & A after his talk.
Also, for anyone interested in joining us, we will continue the discussion up the street after the meeting at Beef O'Brady's, off of Darrow Rd. All are welcome to join us for a late dinner/drinks.