Presentation for 2011-2013
In 2011-2013, the seminar, organised under the auspices of SPHERE, was dedicated to the concept of practice in today’s history and philosophy of science.
A growing number of philosophers, philologists, sociologists, anthropologists and historians of science agree on the importance of studying not only scientific knowledge as such, but also scientific practices. However, approaches vary. Some scholars use the word practice in singular, others prefer practices, in plural. Do the two groups imply the same thing? A critical examination of this and other questions would be useful – and this is exactly the objective of the seminar.