September 14-15, 2013, ETH Zürich, Science City Campus
In various scientific disciplines, “global“ stands for such properties, variables and phenomena that are understood as independent from specific environments and as applying to a system as a whole. In its critical usage, the term points to generalizations and a neglect of differences. This conference will study (and proposes to challenge) the universal – specific dichotomy and its variations. It aims to explore historical and emergent approaches to the crucial question of how to navigate between global models and particular encounters.
Posted: September 12, 2013