N° 515
The Evolution of Knowledge: A Scientific Meeting in Honor of Jürgen Renn
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A symposium took place in honor of Jürgen Renn at SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) in Trieste, July 14–16, 2022 with sessions of the symposium were organized around the following topics: origins of evolution of knowledge; external representations of knowledge; science and society; organization of knowledge; the spread of knowledge; knowledge evolution and the Anthropocene. A selection of the talks given at the meeting are presented in this preprint. The inspiration to organize the symposium stemmed from Renn’s publication The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene. Since this book is presented by Renn himself as a culmination of the joint research undertaken in his department at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin since 1994, it seemed only fitting to celebrate this milestone achievement at an event that would include many of those who fundamentally shaped this joint research endeavor over the years.