Energy, labor, humans. Material onthologies for transition
Series of Seminars. October 2017 - April 2018
Department of Culture, Politics e Society, Campus Luigi Einaudi, Turin
The economic and ecological crises are pushing scholars to accelerate the integration of social and bio-physical disciplines. Sociologists realize that processes of transformation of social systems can only be understood by considering the material world in which they are inscribed. Bio-physical scientists are realizing that uncertainty in predicting natural phenomena is caused by interaction with the human world, and hence the socio-cultural component is ineliminable by their investigations. In short, the scientific picture is shifting towards new ontologies, or problems that require the integration of different disciplines. This first cycle of Seminars of SoLars intends to introduce such aspects, proposing an initial reflection on the future ontologies of the transition toward sustainability.
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