Focus on Faculty

Wide-ranging conversations with Dartmouth’s scholars and teachers

"The factual questions about what exists—the sciences do that job. But science cannot answer all questions. We can use science to develop technology, for example, but not to answer questions about what forms of technology, weaponry, medical interventions, and so on we ought to use."

Amie Thomasson, professor of philosophy

“In today’s quantified world, people should have some appreciation for what numbers are, what they can encode, because, like it or not, math is affecting your life.”

Dan Rockmore, professor of mathematics

For centuries, humanity has tried to figure out ways to explain and address suffering. What I do is to try to understand those cultural and scientific strategies.

Sienna Craig, associate professor of anthropology