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Emerging Harvard Philosopher: What Does it Mean to be Human?

May 26, 2007

Sean Dorrance Kelly, professor of Philosophy at Harvard, has committed his life and work to answering perhaps the biggest question one can ask: “What does it mean to be human?” Kelly has background in mathematics, robotics, science, and of course, philosophy. In exploring this fundamental question through the works of the great French adn German philosophers, Kelly ponders the following question: “But a world without God and without external constraints is a lonely and disenchanted world. That raises a timely modern question, said Kelly: Can we regain a notion of the sacred, even in our secular world?”

Kelly has three books on the way, which he plans to complete in the next year. See Harvard interview here.

HT: Sarah V.

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