Date and time: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 1pm to 2pm
Location: W/306, Wentworth College, Campus West, University of York (Map)
Admission: booking not required
Interdisciplinary collaborations between scientists/technologists, social scientists and philosophers/theologians have revealed deeply submerged yet powerful narratives at work beneath public discourse on controversial technologies. I consider two examples of collaborations with human geographers, on nanotechnology and GM crops, in detail. Resources for narrative analysis and reflection are, surprisingly, found in the ancient wisdom-literature text The Book of Job, which has received more philosophical attention than any other biblical book.
Tom McLeish, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics