Is it time to change the way we think about science? During this evening symposium, a highly diverse panel of experts will consider this question by examining various subjects that our current scientific paradigm cannot adequately explain. This event was initiated by NIAS Fellows Sarah Durston and Hilde Geurts.
The way that we think about science is changing. The current scientific paradigm is based on Cartesian and Newtonian insights and is now 350 years old. It has been exceptionally powerful and fuelled the Enlightenment, modern technology and the West’s prosperity. But there are phenomena that these ideas cannot adequately explain, such as consciousness and the latest advances in modern physics. Today’s climate and humanitarian crises also call for a fresh perspective. During this symposium, our panel of experts will examine these issues and whether we need to challenge the assumptions of our current scientific paradigm.
|Professor of Development Disorders ofUniversity Medical Centre Utrecht
|Professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology,
|Professor of Autism,
|Peter Paul Verbeek
|Professor of Philosophy of Technology,
|Quantum physicist, University of California, Berkeley
|Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam
|Professor of Regulation and Technology, Tilburg University
|Professor of Medical Humanities, Ti Iburg University
|Director of Communications,
|Professor of Dynamics, Structure and Formation of the Milky Way, University of Groningen
|Director of Urgenda
|Jan Willem Romeijn
|Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Groningen
Moderator: Margriet van der Heijden
The discussions will take place in English.
You are welcome to attend this symposium. Participation is free of charge, but you must register in advance by completing the registration form (KNAW website).