Historian of Science Lorraine Daston will deliver the first of two West Memorial Lectures. Her first lecture is entitled, "Science as Pleasure: Enlightenment Seductions." She will give another lecture on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and lead two seminars on pieces from her work-in-progress on Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. All events will take place at the Stanford Humanities Center.
Daston is currently the Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The author of many wide-ranging essays, her books include "The Moral Authority of Nature" and "Things that Talk." Her "Classical Probability in the Enlightenment" was awarded the Pfizer Prize.
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