Cosmopolitics: Learning to Think With Sciences, Peoples and Natures
by Adam Robbert
THIS talk with Isabelle Stengers took place last Monday. I’m told that a recording of the talk was made and I’ll keep an eye out for when it goes online (h/t Dirk Felleman).
Here is some more info:
Professor Stengers’ keynote address will examine sciences and the consequences of what has been called progress. Is it possible to reclaim modern practices, to have them actively taking into account what they felt entitled to ignore in the name of progress? Or else, can they learn to “think with” instead of define and judge?
Trained as a chemist, Professor Stengers received the grand prize for philosophy from the AcadémieFrançaise and has collaborated and published with, among others, Nobel Prize winning chemist IlyaPrigogine and renowned sociologist of science Bruno Latour. Her books include: Order out of Chaos(with I. Prigogine), A History of Chemistry (with B. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent), Power and Invention, The Invention of Modern Science, Cosmopolitics I & II, Capitalist Sorcery (with Philipple Pignarre), andThinking with Whitehead.
This event is the keynote presentation of “TO SEE WHERE IT TAKES US”, a series of conversations with philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers March 5-9, 2012. Details for the conversations can be found below.