This reading group explores the theme of premodern experience by making use of and adapting the approach of historical epistemology (HE). We will discuss how different primary and secondary sources have treated the epistemic status of experience and the roles of experience in gaining scientific knowledge, applying scientific knowledge, building a scientific system, or becoming a scientist, and why they have done so. In so doing, we will discuss how the tools of HE can help us shed light on the roles of experience for scientific knowledge and how, in turn, these primary sources help shape a modified HE for the history of premodern science and beyond.
2022-06-10T12:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL2022-06-10 12:00:002022-06-10 13:30:00Scientific Experience and the Scientific Expert II: The “Layperson,” “Common Person,” “Public,” “Non-Elite,” “Non-Scientist”
A Reading Group: Premodern Experience and a Modified Historical Epistemology
Newton’s needle-in-eyeball self-experiment, from The Isaac Newton Manuscripts, retrieved from https://psmag.com/social-justice/newtons-needle-scientific-self-experimentation-86583.
Hannah ErlweinKatja KrauseJulia ReedTracy WietechaHannah ErlweinKatja KrauseJulia ReedTracy WietechaEurope/Berlinpublic