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Program of "Clashes of Knowledge"

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Friday, April 21, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Introduction: The Nexus of Knowledge and Space
Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

Session 1: Borders and Territories of Knowledge
Chair: Harry Collins (Sociology), University of Cardiff (Great Britain)
Discussion

 

The Demarcation Problem of Knowledge and Faith: Questions and Answers of Theology
Michael Welker (Theology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee break

Boundary-Work and Science
Thomas Gieryn (Sociology), Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)

Discussion

Scientism: Salvation in the Name of Science?
Mikael Stenmark (Philosophy), University of Uppsala (Sweden)

Discussion

General discussion (session 1)
Closure of session 1

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Session 2: Regime Changes of Knowledge Systems
Chair: Michael Welker (Theology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

The Role of Alexander von Humboldt in the Emancipation of Science from Religion
Nicolaas Rupke (History), University of Göttingen (Germany)

Discussion

Science and Religion in Popular Publishing in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Aileen Fyfe (History), National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)

Discussion

Coffee break

Reason, Faith and Gnosis: Three Knowledge Systems and Their Struggle for Hegemony in the Course of European History
Wouter Hanegraaff (Religious Studies), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Discussion

A Religious Resurgence? The Restructuring of the Religious Field in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of Communism
Detlef Pollack (Sociology), University of Frankfurt/Oder (Germany)

Discussion

General discussion (session 2)
Closure of session 2

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Session 3: Creativity & Economics
Chair: Klaus Fiedler (Psychology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance – the State of Art after 50 Years of Research
Peter Fischer (Psychology), University of Munich (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee break

When Prophecy Fails and Faith Persists: A Theoretical and Empirical Overview
Lorne L. Dawson (Sociology), University of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)

Discussion

Turning Persuasion from an Art into a Science
Robert Cialdini (Psychology), Arizona State University (USA)

Discussion

General discussion (session 3)

Lunch


Session 4: Heterodox vs. Orthodox Knowledge in Religion
Chair: Gregor Ahn (Religious Studies), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

How do Modern European Societies Deal with New Religious Movements?
Eileen Barker (Sociology of Religion), London School of Economics (Great Britain)

Discussion

Coffee break

When Faiths Collide: the Case of Fundamentalism
Roger W. Stump (Geography), State University of New York (USA)

Discussion

General discussion (session 4)
Closure of session 4

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Session 5: Heterodox vs. Orthodox Knowledge in Science
Chair: Eberhard Bauer (Psychology), University of Freiburg (Germany)

 

The Clash Between Heterodoxies and Orthodoxies in Science: a Sociology of Science Perspective
Harry Collins (Sociology), University of Cardiff (Great Britain)

Discussion

Unconventional Ideas in Science: Ready for the Nobel Prize Award, or Sent to the Hell of Heretics? Experiences in the Hall of Scientific Fame
Brian Josephson (Physics), University of Cambridge (Great Britain)

Discussion

Coffee break

Panel discussion and General discussion (session 5)

Lunch

Final Discussion on the Perspectives of Interdisciplinary Research projects on "Knowledge and Space: Clashes of Knowledge”
Moderator: Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)


End of the symposium

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