Wed, 10/06/2020 - 16:00 to Fri, 12/06/2020 - 19:00
Discussions will be held on ZOOM
Surprise: An interdisciplinary workshop. June 10-12, 2020
Surprise is a subject of research in diverse fields: psychology, cognitive science, musicology, English literature, linguistics and philosophy. However, thus far, knowledge accumulated within one discipline has rarely traveled across disciplines. Our interdisciplinary workshop on surprise aims to bring together researchers from the different disciplines to share with each other valuable insights about surprise and create a new interdisciplinary conversation.
At the end of November 2018, nine fellows from the Zukunftskolleg Konstanz came to Jerusalem for the Second International Workshop together with the Martin Buber Society of Fellows. The topic of the workshop, “Un/Certainty Reconsidered”
Mandel Building, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
The workshop’s international contributions aimed at investigating different configurations of truth that were developed in the first half of the 20th Century in Europe, as positivism and rationalism were met with growing skepticism. While doubts were being raised about the possibility of establishing objective and incontrovertible truths that could be generally known, acquired and communicated, in the works of many authors knowledge and truth parted ways.