COSMOPOLITICS: LEARNING TO THINK WITH SCIENCES, PEOPLES AND NATURES

We invite you to attend, online or in person, the following special evening keynote presentation of a series of conversations in Halifax with renowned philosopher of science, Isabelle Stengers, Université libre de Bruxelles.

COSMOPOLITICS: LEARNING TO THINK WITH SCIENCES, PEOPLES AND NATURES Keynote presentation of the “To See Where It Takes Us” conversation series detailed at www.situsci.ca.

MONDAY MARCH 5, 2012
7:30PM AST (6:30PM EST)
SCOTIABANK THEATRE, SOBEY BUILDING, SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
903 ROBIE ST. HALIFAX, NS

STREAMED LIVE ONLINE at WWW.SITUSCI.CA

Please see poster either here attached or downloadable from www.situsci.ca

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 Académie Française and has collaborated and published with, among others, Nobel Prize winning chemist Ilya Prigogine 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), and Thinking 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 online at: www.situsci.ca.

Free event
Reception to follow

The keynote and conversations are generously supported by:
Dalhousie University’s Evolution Studies Group and Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, the History of Science and Technology and Contemporary Studies Programs at the University of King’s College, the Situating Science Atlantic Node and the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University.