Scots Philosophical Association


Don Ihde at Dundee, 5th October

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.

For further information, please contact Ashley Woodward.  a.z.woodward@dundee.ac.uk


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