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“Neurocultures”

“Neurocultures”

Particularly since the “Decade of the Brain,” various neuro fields have emerged. Neurotheology, neuroesthetics, neuropsychoanalysis, neuroeducation, neuroeconomics, social neuroscience, and others wish to reform the human sciences on the basis of knowledge about the brain. Their emergence indicates the increasing importance of the brain as the bodily organ with which humans have come to identify. These developments show that neuroscientific knowledge is spreading rapidly beyond the confines of brain research proper into different areas of life and our culture as a whole. The workshop, organized by scholars of the MPIWG‘s department II, examines such constellations of ideas, practices, and social forms as “neurocultures.” More “Neurocultures”

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This media library hosted by the library of the Max-Planck-Institute of the History of Science makes audio-visual material accessible that is related to the work at the MPIWG. In the first place, it provides recordings from workshops and talks that were organized by the MPIWG and contains interviews given by the Institute‘s research fellows about their projects.
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„Wenn der Blick in die Sterne das Weltbild verändert“

„Wenn der Blick in die Sterne das Weltbild verändert“

Jürgen Renn mit Nathalie Wappler im Gespräch in der „Sternstunde Philosophie“ (Schweizer Fernsehen). 1609 baute Galileo Galilei in Padua ein Teleskop und entdeckte neue Gestirne und Gebirge auf dem Mond. Er kam zum revolutionären ...More „Wenn der Blick in die Sterne das Weltbild verändert“

Survival of the Prettiest? Evolution, Kunst und Ästhetik nach Darwin

Survival of the Prettiest? Evolution, Kunst und Ästhetik nach Darwin

Podiumsdiskussion über „Evolution, Kunst und Ästhetik nach Darwin“. Die Evolutionstheorie hat das Verständnis von der Entstehung und Genealogie der Lebewesen grundlegend verändert. Abseits ihrer Hauptschauplätze fordert sie die Nachwelt ...More Survival of the Prettiest? Evolution, Kunst und Ästhetik nach Darwin

The Animals’ Turn?

The Animals’ Turn?

Animal-related topics once occupied the fringes of research in the humanities and social sciences, but in recent decades they have become almost mainstream in many disciplines, enjoying the full panoply of academic institutionalization ...More The Animals’ Turn?

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