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1 October 2012, Discussion meeting with Prof. John Pickstone on "Ways of Knowing in Science and Humanities", John Pickstone

Speaker: John Pickstone
Date: 1 October 2012
Time: 17:00-18:30
Location: Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, room 0.04

John Pickstone will outline his present views on Ways of Knowing and Working as a means of analysing and synthesising across the histories commonly presented as Science, Technology and Medicine. He will then open discussion around several specific questions.

Ways of knowing in science, technology and medicine: can they also cover 'the humanities'?

John Pickstone will outline his present views on Ways of Knowing and Working as a means of analysing and synthesising across the histories commonly presented as Science, Technology and Medicine. He will then open discussion around 5 questions:

A) Does the WoK/WoW schema also reasonably cover the humanities, before 'c. 1800', e.g. by putting the verbal Trivium alongside the mathematical Quadrivium?

B) Does the Wok/WoW frame help us understand the actors' views of the humanities, pre 1800, especially in relation to philosophy?

C) How do these questions relate to the relations of 'sciences' and 'arts' pre c. 1800?

D) How then did the relevant configurations change c 1800? ( i.e. c. 1770-1830)

E) How do these questions relate to the relations of 'sciences' and 'humanities' in the 20th century?

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