Vinoth Ramachandra, Philip Kitcher
Columbia University 2006
[Lecture portion of event]
We dwell in a world in which millions have been touched by tragedy. Why do we care? Why should we? Is there any purpose to it all? Prof. Philip Kitcher, chair of Contemporary Civilization, is among the most influential philosophers of science in our generation. Dr. Vinoth Ramachandra, a theologian from Sri Lanka, has worked for decades among the destitute of his war-torn island.