• Academy Events

  • Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Wenner Gren Foundation

    Presented by the Anthropology Section

    Please note that registration for this event is closed. Unregistered attendees for this event will only be admitted at the door as space allows. Thank you.

    The study of disciplinary mind-sets was in part stimulated by Thomas Kuhn's book on paradigm shifts, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), in which he distinguishes "normal science" from non-hegemonic paradigm free science. The study of the paradigm of science is a rich academic subject for contemporary anthropology as well as for philosophers and historians of science. The specific focus of my discussion will be the "mind-sets" that inform contemporary Energy Sciences and the challenges that these mind-sets present.

    Buffet Dinner at 5:45 pm ($20 contribution for dinner guests / free for students).
    Lecture begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public.


    Laura Nader

    Department of Anthropology, University of California–Berkeley

    Nadia Abu El-Haj (discussant)

    Department of Anthropology, Barnard College / Columbia University