Professor of Philosophy Rose-Mary Sargent Opened Southern Vermont College 2010-2011 Lecture Series

September 3, 2010

Rose-Mary Sargent, Professor of Philosophy from Merrimack College, inaugurated the 2010-2011 Southern Vermont College lecture series with an address on Monday, Sept. 27, entitled “History, Philosophy and Science: The Relation between Liberal Arts and Sciences and Knowledge for the Common Good.”

Free and open to the public, the lecture took place in the Everett Theatre in the college's Everett Mansion. A reception followed in the Burgdorff Gallery at which time audience members continued the discussion with Sargent.

A specialist in the philosophy of science and technology, modern philosophy and epistemology, Sargent is editor-in-chief of “HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.” Sargent will speak to how the liberal arts and sciences prepare learners to be contributing citizens in their local, national and global communities. “Rose-Mary Sargent is a first-rate scholar who has much to say about the importance of the Liberal Arts and Sciences in a post-modern world,” said SVC Provost Albert DeCiccio.

Her publications include “The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment,” published by the University of Chicago Press in 1995, and “The Selected Works of Francis Bacon,” from Hackett publishing in 1999. Her articles have been published in “Philosophy of Science,” “Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science,” “Midwest Studies in Philosophy,” “Annals of Science,” “Studies in History and Philosophy of Science,” “Isis” and “The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.”

In addition to receiving awards, Professor Sargent has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, the Ciejek Fellowship for Humanistic Research and Study, and Faculty Development Grants from Merrimack College.