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Junior Researcher Conference - Heterodoxies between Recognition and Rejection in Modernity

When Sep 04, 2019 06:00 PM to
Sep 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar Room
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Attendees Universitätsoffen / Open to university members
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The conference aims at a historical typology of the reasons behind the dynamics of scientific change in the humanities. Heterodoxies are the privileged objects of examination because they prevent the historical-epistemological view from succumbing to a teleological presentism; modernity is the privileged period of examination because by the turn of the 20th century (at the latest) the unity of science is no longer accepted commonly.
On what basis and under what circumstances are scientific heterodoxies recognized as innovations or tolerated as minority positions, or rejected as aberrations? Which processes favour the integration of alternative theories into a dominant paradigm, which in turn favour their marginalization? How does something new have to be created and represented in order for it to be established in the canon of valid types of scholarliness? How has the reciprocity of esotericism and exotericism to be understood? What roles do socio-political processes, charismatic personalities, networks, and the rhetoric of texts claiming innovative content play? These are the questions that the projected conference ›Heterodoxies between Recognition and Rejection in Modernity‹ intends to explore.
We will discuss how heterodox ideas are argumentatively justified and communicatively negotiated. In order to do justice to the diversity of aspects and manifold epistemic situations in which heterodoxies occur and develop in modernity, different methodological views will complement each other: approaches from conceptual history, argumentation theory, discourse analysis, history of institutions, intellectual history, group sociology, and praxeology are all possible, as the case may be.