At the HUJI | Unity or Disunity of the Sciences? The Politics of the German Debate Around 1900

The Bar-Hillel Colloquium for the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, 41th Annual Series 2021-2022

Thursday | 19.05.22 | 14:00

Lecture by Prof. Martin Kusch, University of Vienna

At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram) | Levy Building | Hall 324

This lecture investigates the intense and prolonged debates over the relationships between the natural, social, and historical sciences in German-speaking academia in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Martin Kusch is particularly interested in how these philosophical-methodological discussions were related to social-political controversies. He seeks to combine techniques of ‘close’ and ‘distant’ reading.

Academic Director: Dr. Ori Belkind, Tel Aviv University

Founded in collaboration with Robert S. Cohen of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science. The Colloquium acknowledges the support of The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas (Tel Aviv University); The Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem); The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; The Yehoshua Bar-Hillel Fund.

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