In presence (Berlin)
Throughout history, diverse currents have played out in the field of the theory of knowledge, with the confrontation between realism and idealism occupying a prominent place. The starting point for this conference is the development of quantum physics that started a hundred years ago, under the influence of idealism prevailing in an era of crisis in which the media acquired perverse power. The idealist current went beyond the frontiers of science, reaching other spheres of thought and giving rise to an extended subjectivism that persists until today and has taken new turns. The production and circulation of knowledge, values and ideas, is now immersed in an unequally distributed digital mediality, which seeks to dominate the objective world and replace it with “realities” manufactured at convenience.
When: Wednesday, 13.9.2022, 18.00 h
Location: Simon Bolivar Hall. Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Potsdamer Straße 37, 10785 Berlin
Ana María Cetto is a researcher at the Institute of Physics and Professor at the Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her main field of research is the foundation of quantum mechanics. She is also dedicated to the study of science publishing and communication, with an emphasis on open access.