The next conference Hermeneutics: ‘Let Nature and Material Things Speak’ of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science (ISHS) will be held on August 31 – September 3th 2016 in Barcelona. We are very happy to have Don Ihde on our programme. It will be centred around his latest book, Acoustic Technics (2015).
Following an ancient tradition, this conference is a closed session of the 4S/EASST conference 2016 (http://www.sts2016bcn.org/).
You are kindly invited to give a presentation of 15 minutes. Therefore you need to hand in an abstract before February 21th.
Paper proposals should include: a paper title (no more than 10 words); author/co-authors; a short abstract (maximum 300 characters including spaces) and a long one (up to 250 words).
Abstracts should make reference to the paper object, main related arguments, methodology, and contribution to the literature. A specific mention to paper’s relation to the theme: Hermeneutics: ‘Let Nature and Material Things Speak’ is required.
The motto of the closed ISHS session you will find on this website.
We hope to meet a lot of our members and friends in Barcelona to share our ideas and initiatives in the field, but most of all to revive the ISHS.
Closed session of the 4s/EASST Barcelona 2016
The motto of the 4s/EASST conference, ‘Science & technology by other means’, can also be explored by an hermeneutical approach. Nature and material things can be understood differently by different groups. Just like texts that can be read differently. ‘let Nature and material things speak’, the motto of the closed session of ISHS, fits into the material hermeneutics interests of Don Ihde. So we are very happy to find Ihde on our program. The presentations of this session are centered around his last book: Acoustic Technics (Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology 2015. Acoustic Technics is about hi-tech acoustic phenomena. One really interesting development is acoustic means of medical diagnosis. Don Ihde talks about ‘listening to cancer’ and ‘hearing’ make a difference between malignant and cancerous cells. This is already possible for cervical and prostate cancers. So acoustic technics can be considered as an example of the motto of both the 4s/EASST and ISHS.
This ISHS closed session will be an opportunity to share reflections, ideas and findings on an hermeneutical approach of your research. Think of, for instance, what role do nature and material things play in your research? Or how to deal with the different interpretations. And finally how to take into account a new epistemological point of view.