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Retired political science professor Heineman to speak at Bergren Forum

ALFRED, NY – At the Feb. 8 Bergren Forum, Robert Heineman, retired professor of political science at Alfred University, will give a talk titled “The Failure of Philosophy in a Secular Age.”

During his presentation, Heineman will argue that the secular orientation of much contemporary philosophy results from a wrong turn in Western intellectual history that has stifled scholarly creativity and enfeebled social values.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.  It is open to the public, free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.