Darwin Day 2020

February 14 10:45 am – 3:00 pm

Booth Ferris

The Joy of Atheism: Denis Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Andrew Curran, William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities and Professor of French, Wesleyan University


Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was one of Darwin’s intellectual heroes. Best known as the editor of the first comprehensive Encyclopédie, Diderot was, above all, a master of dissent and a true freethinker, even by contemporary standards. In this year’s Darwin Day Talk talk, Andrew Curran will reveal how the French philosophe and writer helped create the foundations of the modern world.

A complimentary buffet luncheon will be served beginning at noon, and the program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP here: Darwin Day 2020 RSVP form, or send email to melissa.betrone@fandm.edu, or phone (717)358-4133.

This event was made possible through generous support from:

  • Department of French and Francophone Studies
  • Miller Humanities Fund
  • Program in Science, Technology and Society
  • Public Affairs Lecture Fund