Assumption College had a distinguished guest speaker for the Rabbi Joseph Klein Lecture on Monday, October 26. Dr. Alan Mittleman, a stand out scholar in his field, focuses especially on the interface between philosophy, science, theology and politics.
“[My purpose] is not to disparage or discourage science… it is only to highlight issues of deep humanistic and religious concern,” said Mittleman.
In other words, he wants to start a conversation between scientists, theologians and the people of the world on what personhood means.
“[We live] in an age of genetically engineered and technologically enhanced human cyborgs,” said Mittleton.
The lecture was opened by Professor Daniel Maher, director of the Ecumenical Institute on campus and philosophy chair, who neatly summarized the mission of the Rabbi Joseph Klein Lecture.