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Interdisciplinary Colloquium - Paradigm Shifts in Science

When Jul 19, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar Room
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97398
Attendees Nach Einladung / by invitation
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This Colloquium, the first of its kind in addressing Fellows of ALL disciplines represented at FRIAS, will be concerned with this academic year's Lunch Lecture topic "Paradigm Shifts in Science". This lecture series turned out to be a great success, both on the side of the audiences and the Fellows offering the lectures, which is why we decided to offer this lecture all through the academic year.

The major idea of the Interdisciplinary Colloquium is to give the members of the FRIAS Fellow community the opportunity to address the key questions and lessons to be learnt from the lecture series among themselves. NOTE that you can engage in the relevant discussions even without having attended the individual lectures since (a) you may have your own views on the issues mentioned in the lecture commentary below, and (b) you have the wonderful opportunity to listen in to individual of the lectures in "preparing" or "buttressing" yourself for the Interdisciplinary Colloquium by clicking on the following link:

So here is is the text that went with the first announcement of this lecture series last October:

In the Lunch Lecture series "Paradigm Shifts in Science", FRIAS Fellows from the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural, life and neurosciences will address questions including the following: Which paradigm shift(s) has the relevant discipline experienced in the course of past 50 years? What was their nature, which basic assumptions did/do they challenge, which effects did/do they have? To what extent has technological progress, notably the digital revolution, contributed to that? Are paradigm shifts in the humanities and social sciences of a different nature than in the natural and life sciences? Can paradigm shifts involve scientific progress? To what extent can new paradigms incorporate elements of old paradigms?