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A New Model of Nature

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to join the Phi Beta Kappa chapter in presenting Richard Westfall, whose talk is titled "A New Model of Nature." Dr. Westfall is a professor of history and philosophy of science at Indiana University. He is the author of Science and Religion in Seventeenth Century England (1958), Force in Newton's Physics: The Science of Dymanics in the Early Seventeenth Century (1971), The Construction of Modern Science (1971), Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton (1980), and he is co-editor of Steps in the Scientific Tradition: Readings in the History of Science and Foundations of Scientific Method: The Nineteenth Century (1968). Currently Dr. Westfall is working on a social history of the scientific community of the 16th and 17th centuries. A Yale University graduate. Dr. Westfall has received grants or fellowships from the National Science Foundation, ACLS, NEH, and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

There will be a 5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, and Dr. Westfall's lecture will begin at 7:00. Return the enclosed coupon to the Athenaeum, if you wish to join us for dinner.