The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene

The Evolution of Knowledge podcast features various interviews with leading thinkers from multiple disciplines and is realized in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and SISSA—International School for Advanced Studies. Each episode explores the evolution of human knowledge and how our knowledge though the ages can guide us across the dawn of a new epoch: the Anthropocene.

In the first episode, Farewell to the Holocene, MPIWG Managing Director Jürgen Renn and biologist Manfred Laubichler discuss their work in trying to understand the structures of cultural evolution and their joint efforts leading to the book The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene by Jürgen Renn. In the second episode, Thinking out loud, social scientist and linguist Stephen C. Levinson discusses the complex relationship between language and thought, the impact of native language on our cognition, and the consequences of adapting spoken words to the written form.

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Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Written and poduced by Diego Visintin, Sophia Grew and Lorenzo Carta