Many Methods – One Biology?
This workshops aims at reinvigorating discussions at the interface between the history and the philosophy of science. To this end, it will focus on methods – a subject particularly amenable to fostering fruitful dialogue between the two fields. The biological sciences have witnessed a dramatic diversification of methods over the past 200 years. Some of these new methods aimed at a comprehensive "unity" of biology; others were intended to separate different branches from one another. Some made it to the top of sub-disciplinary hierarchies, while others became the choice of underdogs. Methods are crucial to the historical reconstruction of everyday practices in science, while at the same time they provide the foundation to all claims to knowledge and evidence. The resulting dynamics provides rich material for studies in the history and philosophy of the biological sciences, and is worthwhile revisiting.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Jenny Bangham (MPIWG Berlin), Ann-Sophie Barwich (Columbia University), Heiner Fangerau (University of Düsseldorf), Lara Keuck (HU Berlin), Ulrich Krohs (University of Munster), Robert Meunier (University of Kassel), David P. D. Munns (City University of NY), Jutta Schickore (Indiana University), Raphael Scholl (University of Cambridge) und Ulrich Stegmann (University of Aberdeen).
Ort und Anmeldung
- Programm "Many Methods – One Biology" (214 KByte)