The Nature of Nature in Early Modern EuropeMonday, March 13, 2023 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm CET/GMT+1
A Lecture with Lorraine Daston
Nature is a layer-cake concept: it has always meant many things and has never been morally neutral. In early modern Europe, radically new natural philosophies shifted the meanings of nature but did not put an end to its moral authority. We can understand the continuing moral resonances of nature by exploring early modern ideas still present in modern ideas of nature.
This online lecture, organized by the Early Modern Science core course in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin, is open to all interested members of the BCB community. Participants can register for the lecture here.
Prof. Dr. Lorraine Daston is director emerita of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and permanent fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Her award-winning work spans a broad range of topics in the early modern and modern history of science. Professor Daston is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the British Academy.