What do we mean when we talk about science? Do we refer to it as a certain way to get knowledge? As specific disciplines? When we talk about scientific knowledge, do we talk about one, two or even multiple cultures? On the occasion of the presentation of the latest issue of Mètode, What is science? A multidisciplinary approach to scientific thought, we invite you to a four-party debate in which four professors and researchers from different fields will try to answer and reflect upon these questions.
Next Tuesday, 14 April at 7.00 pm, contemporary culture center Octubre‘s Espai Ciència will host a discussion with the participation of José Pío Beltrán (biochemist and Researcher at CSIC), Rafael Castellón (sociologist and Director of the Language Policy Service of the University of Valencia), Chantal Ferrer (physicist and Professor at the University of Valencia) and Antonio Furio (historian and Professor at the University of Valencia). The debate will be moderated by Martí Domínguez, editor-in-chief of Mètode.
Mètode‘s issue number 84 was published in January, and many renowned names in the world of physics, history and philosophy collaborated on it. Thus, the physicist Jean Bricmont and the philosopher Elliott Sober approach the discussions that have accompanied the concept of scientific method. Patricia Fara and Pedro Ruiz-Castell contribute with a perspective on the history of science. Susanna Priest, Editor of the journal Science Communication, reflects upon the scientific method in social sciences and the difficulties of measuring human behaviour. Finally, Jorge Wagensberg exposes his idea of the forms of interdisciplinary knowledge. The monograph is completed with two interviews: One with the physicist and philosopher Mario Bunge and another with the anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Robin Dunbar.
© Mètode 2015.
© Mètode 2015