Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
Premodern roots of modern subjectivity
Gabriel Motzkin, Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor of History, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,

Abstract: Modern science presupposes a timeless and universal subject. The argument is that assuming such a subject requires both epistemic and emotional preconditions. We ask how we can research such emotional preconditions, looking specifically at St. Teresa of Avila.

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at ftise@hss.caltech.edu.