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University of Nebraska-Omaha: Politics, Philosophy, and the Origins of Modern Science
March 30, 2023 @ 11:30 am
On March 30, 2023, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a seminar presented by Arthur Milikh on “Politics, Philosophy, and the Origins of Modern Science.”
Science used to be the preserve of a tiny handful of scholars, but it has risen to become one of the dominant authorities in our society. How did this come about? This lecture explores how Rene Descartes (1596-1650) sought to establish a new kind of science — one that could not only understand but also transform the world.
Thursday, March 30, 2023 • 11:30 AM CT
CPACS 132 (Collaborating Commons Room) • University of Nebraska-Omaha
Arthur Milikh is the executive director of The Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. His work focuses on the tradition of American political thought and the freedom of speech.
Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Center for American Studies and AWC Family Foundation Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to Heritage, he worked at the House Committee on Armed Services and at The Hudson Institute.
Milikh’s writings have appeared in The Claremont Review of Books, National Affairs, City Journal, Real Clear Politics, Law & Liberty, and American Greatness.
Milikh holds a B.A. from Emory University, a Masters from the University of Chicago, and is a Ph.D. candidate at The Catholic University of America. He was a Lincoln Fellow in 2016.
About the Constitutional Studies Forum
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Constitutional Studies Forum brings academic programming at UNO that educates students, faculty, and the wider Omaha community about the Constitution of the United States, America’s constitutional traditions, their origins and development, and competing arguments over their meaning and proper application. The forum’s events teach participants about the thought that informed the Constitution at the time of the American Founding, but also about the thought that has informed its evolution over the course of our history, as well as present-day debates about the Constitution’s meaning, and the various defenses and criticisms of America’s constitutional arrangements.
By sponsoring such events, the Forum aims not only to increase knowledge of America’s constitutional traditions, but also to model for students — and to invite students into — reasoned, intellectually serious, respectful, and civil dialogue about contested public questions.
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