Event

Jun 18, 2019
Philosophy of the Historiography of Science

Aviezer Tucker is an Associate Professor at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at the Anglo-American College in Prague. He received his BA in History at the Tel Aviv University and earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined a postdoctoral program in the field of political science at Columbia University. He was awarded the Foundations of Political Theory First Book Prize Honorable Mention by the American Political Science Association.

His expertise spans from philosophy of historiography and history, political philosophy and theory, intellectual history and history of ideas. He claims that historiography as a scientific discipline should be thought of as an effort to explain the evidence of past events, and further argues for a non-reductionist model of the generation of knowledge. In his recent work, he focuses on post-Communism (e.g., in terms of understanding the manifestation and legacies of totalitarian thought in language and discourse) and Panarchy.

His books include The Legacies of Totalitarianism: A Theoretical Framework (2015), Plato for Everyone (2013), Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography (2004), and The Philosophy of Politics of Czech Dissidence: From Patocka to Havel (2000).

Address

Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Room
Main Conference Room
Contact and Registration

The Institute’s Colloquium fosters intellectual exchange across departments and beyond the Institute. The Colloquium is a public event, open to all with no registration required. Members of the Institute are strongly encouraged to attend. For further information please email Ohad Parnes.

About This Series

The Institute’s Colloquium occurs once per month during the academic year. The usual format is 45 minutes of presentation by the paper’s author, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A discussion. No prior reading or preparation is required for this event series. Coffee and cake is served after the talk.

2019-06-18T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2019-06-18 14:00:00 2019-06-18 15:30:00 Philosophy of the Historiography of Science Aviezer Tucker is an Associate Professor at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at the Anglo-American College in Prague. He received his BA in History at the Tel Aviv University and earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined a postdoctoral program in the field of political science at Columbia University. He was awarded the Foundations of Political Theory First Book Prize Honorable Mention by the American Political Science Association. His expertise spans from philosophy of historiography and history, political philosophy and theory, intellectual history and history of ideas. He claims that historiography as a scientific discipline should be thought of as an effort to explain the evidence of past events, and further argues for a non-reductionist model of the generation of knowledge. In his recent work, he focuses on post-Communism (e.g., in terms of understanding the manifestation and legacies of totalitarian thought in language and discourse) and Panarchy. His books include The Legacies of Totalitarianism: A Theoretical Framework (2015), Plato for Everyone (2013), Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography (2004), and The Philosophy of Politics of Czech Dissidence: From Patocka to Havel (2000). MPIWG Ohad Parnes admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public