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Mathematical Effectiveness and the Lewis-Anscombe Debate
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Russ Howell will be speaking on "Mathematical Effectiveness and the Lewis-Anscombe Debate." He will provide a look at how the Lewis-Anscombe debate has mutated into discussions of the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" issue.

10/11/2014
When: 10/11/2014
7:00 PM
Where: Hahn Fireside Room of the Tyler Campus Center
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California  90263
United States
Presenter: Russ Howell
Contact: Michael Everest
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Join us at 7 PM on Saturday 11 October for the fall meeting of the Southern California Christians in Science (a local section of the American Scientific Affiliation).

Russ Howell will be speaking on "Mathematical Effectiveness and the Lewis-Anscombe Debate."  He will provide a look at how the Lewis-Anscombe debate has mutated into discussions of the "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics" issue.

The talk will be in the Hahn Fireside Room of the Tyler Campus Center at Pepperdine University (building 30 on the campus map).

Dinner will be available for purchase from the campus foodservice (estimated $8-$15), and you may eat in the Fireside Room which will be reserved for us starting at 6 PM.

Prof. Howell is the Kathleen Smith Professor of Mathematics at Westmont College.  He is known for editing "Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith" and for his textbook "Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering"---currently in its sixth edition. Prof. Howell is also editing a forthcoming edition of Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith.

He was twice honored with Westmont’s “Teacher of the Year” award. He has lived and worked abroad (Korea, Scotland, England), and co-led Westmont’s Europe semester. A piano player, he also enjoys tennis, ocean kayaking, and hiking with his wife (Kay) and yellow lab (Dickens).