“Monstrous Technologies?”- Philosophy Talk Live with Guest Persis Drell

27 Feb 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford University

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

Join a live audience at Stanford with Philosophy Talk, a nationally syndicated public radio show.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein raises powerful questions about the responsibilities of scientists to consider the impact of their inventions on the world. Are these questions as relevant now as they were 200 years ago? What insights, if any, should today’s technologists and disrupters glean from Shelley’s story? What does it mean to take responsibility for one’s scientific or technological innovations? And what role should university educators play in ensuring that no new monsters are unleashed onto the world?

Hosts Ken Taylor (Philosophy) and Josh Landy (Comparative Literature, French) will have a monstrously fun conversation with Persis Drell, Stanford Provost and former Dean of Engineering. In addition to thought-provoking conversation, audience questions, and laughter, the show will feature Roving Philosophical Reporter Liza Veale, satirist and Sixty Second Philosopher Ian Shoales, and musical guest the Tiffany Austin Trio.

This event is a part of Stanford’s Frankenstein@200 celebration and is generously supported by the School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Engineering, Philosophy Department, and Symbolic Systems Program. This event will be held at the Cemex Auditorium at Stanford University with general admission. See more here.

This event is sponsored by: Stanford University

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