Dr. Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University on "Creation and Evolution"
[Aired on Tuesday, February 28th.] On today's program, we chat by phone with Dr. Lenn Goodman, Mellon Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He'll present the Annual Snuggs Lecture in Religion tomorrow night (Wednesday the 29th) at 7:30pm in Helmerich Hall on the TU campus; the lecture is free to the public and is entitled "Creation and Evolution." An award-winning scholar and prolific author, Dr. Goodman's philosophical interests have mainly been in metaphysics and ethics, with special attention to Islamic and Jewish philosophical thought and their creative interactions. He's served on the editorial boards of Philosophy East and West, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Asian Philosophy, and History of Philosophy Quarterly. He's also authored more than 100 articles, as well as the following books: "Monotheism: A Philosophic Inquiry into the Foundations of Theology and Ethics" (1981), "On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy" (1991), "Avicenna" (1992), "God of Abraham" (1992), "Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Values" (1998), "Jewish and Islamic Philosophy: Crosspollinations in the Classic Age" (1999), "In Defense of Truth: A Pluralistic Approach" (2001), and "Islamic Humanism" (2003). Dr. Goodman, additionally, has translated several books, and has served as a commentator/contributor for others. You'll learn more about his upcoming appearance at TU here: [http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/henry-kendall-college-of-arts-and-sciences/Departments-and-Schools/Department-of-Philosophy-and-Religion/News-Events-and-Publications/Events-Calendar/2012/February/SnuggsLecture.aspx].