Beauty and Truth in Science


by
Christian Kopff June 26, 2014


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2014

ABSTRACT:

The scientific worldview is often seen as soulless materialism, but from Classical Antiquity to the Twentieth Century scientists have found in beauty a source of discovery, confirmation and understanding. We shall discuss the significance of the role of beauty in science.


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Beauty Classical Education Science


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Christian Kopff
E. Christian Kopff was educated at St. Paul’s School (Garden City NY), Haverford College and UNC, Chapel Hill (Ph. D., Classics). He has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1973, and most currently as Associate Director of the Honors Program. He has edited a critical edition of the Greek text of Euripides’ Bacchae (Teubner, 1982) and published over 100 articles and reviews on scholarly, pedagogical and popular topics. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he has received research grants from the NEH and CU’s Committee on Research. The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition (ISIBooks, 1999) is widely cited by Classical Christian educators. He translated Josef Pieper, Tradition: Concept and Claim (ISIBooks, 2008; St. Augustine’s, 2010) and contributed the Introduction to Herbert Jordan’s translation of Homer’s Iliad (Oklahoma UP, 2008).

Other Contributions by Christian Kopff

Christian Dante

Article - SCL Conference 2015

Classical Dante: Rome and the Two Kingdoms

Article - SCL Conference 2015

In Defense of Latin

Article - SCL Conference 2013

CS Lewis and Latin

Article - SCL Conference 2011


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