Rob Kiely has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 29 years. He offers courses in the history of ideas, the history of philosophy, and the history of science, and his classes emphasize interdisciplinary thinking and cultural comparison. He is particularly interested in the complex relationships between views of nature and views of the supernatural; he also explores the historical link between definitions of knowledge and sources of power.
Rob did his graduate work at Northwestern University; his research explored theories of biological generation and reproduction in late 17th century England. He began teaching at the Art Institute while he was still in graduate school, and he has offered a variety of courses over the years. He has recently completed a book on the history of mathematics in world cultures. His next project will explore attitudes towards nature from the Middle Ages to the Modern Period.
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