Wednesday, 5th October, 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Dalhousie Building, Room 2F13, University of Dundee
Don Ihde (Stony Brook University)
“Letting Things Speak: Material Hermeneutics”
Abstract: I contend that there is a current Second Scientific Revolution from the 20th-21st century by way of imaging technologies. These technologies ‘let things speak’ as never before, but call for a visualist hermeneutic for interpretation. I shall give a few examples, beginning with Otzi the Iceman, Viking invasions of England, Spanish explorations of North America, to illustrate how such a revolution can enrich previously linguistically restricted hermeneutics.
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