Evolving Science 2021.
“From lively thinking to living with nature – approaches, challenges and perspectives of a future-oriented science”
October 7-10, 2021. The conference of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum. See below for more. See Call for Papers below.
Each month we will be offering an English recording of one of the lectures (see below for recordings). These will be available for viewing any time prior to scheduled online colloquia that will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month. These will be (new time) from 9 – 10:30 PT, noon – 1:30 ET (18:00 – 19:30 CET).
Please click here to register once for all of these events. Registrants will receive a personal link for each colloquium. Only registrants will get links to preview the recordings which we ask you to do before its respective colloquium.
If you registered for the January 30th event, you need to re-register. We have switched from Webinar format to Meeting format for its features. This has meant a new link to attend the colloquia beginning in February.
- Jan. 30 Meinhard Simon Q&A follows
- Feb. 13 Orientation – colloquium format, discussions
- Feb. 27 Hans-Ulrich Schmutz on cosmic rhythms
- Apr. 17 [new date!] Susanna Kümmell and Meinhard Simon on terrestrial biology
- Apr. 24 Anet Spengler Neff on applied agriculture
- May 22 Join Stefan Siemer’s live presentation – special registration here.
- May 29 Bernd Siebenhüner & Stefan Siemer on business economy
- Jun. 26 Beate Oberdorfer & Andreas Pook on applied spiritual science
Jul. 24Otto Ulrich on technology – combined with Aug. 28
- Aug. 28 Stefan Ruf on psychology
- Sep. 25 Pauline Lutz on youth
- Oct. 23 Johannes Kuhl on spirituality
We want to elicit earnest reflection and to seek what is emerging in our souls, asking “How do we have to change so that knowledge and feasibility come together?” How do we move from science to conscience to conscientiousness?
Next Colloquium: Saturday, Aug. 28th 11 am PT, 2 pm ET, 6 pm CET with Stefan Ruf (and Otto Ulrich).
Register to get the link to preview the speaker’s presentation in English
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Evolving Science Conference – Registration coming soon.
Dear friends of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum!
The research institute at the Goetheanum has been working on expanding the natural sciences in the humanities for 100 years. The research methods and their objects have undergone a metamorphosis during this time – from image-creating methods to depict the plant form of the time, from the application of morphology to finding cures to the characterization of genetically modified plants, from a new look to the images to the presentation of Goethe’s inverse spectrum.
In addition to the original concern of making the forces working in living things visible, there was the awareness that scientists – following Goethe’s approach – have to transform themselves into methodical instruments because the interior of nature, its regularities, can only appear in humans. Only when I know my own share in what appears can I adequately connect the world of senses with the world of thoughts in cognition. Conversely, the sensory world and the thought content experienced in it form the basis on which the certainty of knowledge of a scientifically founded anthroposophy can only be developed.
Identity to the outside world
Just as one experiences the subject in its context in Goetheanism, as a scientist one is also in the context of a historically grown community that has its own epistemological biography. In their work, researchers take up what others have started. Every approach that expands the perspective on a research object enriches the picture of the whole and is illuminated by this itself. In a historically embedded approach, however, it becomes clear that no result remains valid outside of its context. A problematic generalization can take place when the results are directly converted into socially relevant action.
The earth’s crisis is also the human crisis – the ecological crisis and the current pandemic are like two sides of the same coin. Ecology and microbiology demand and promote a contextual and procedural way of thinking, as Goethe suggested for the knowledge of living things. Rudolf Steiner’s liberal impulse includes the awareness that in every scientific and civilizational act the assignment of meaning by humans is effective. The will to be creative and a wealth of conceptual concepts enable abundance and diversity of life. From this point of view, a Goethean natural science is not a “luxury good” but rather a “life insurance” for the common future of earth and man.
As with “Evolving Science 2015/2018”, there will be “research presentations” again , which can be registered here soon.
The conference will be held bilingual in German and English.
We look forward to your participation!
Matthias Rang & Johannes Wirz with the section team
CALL FOR PAPERS
Dear friends and colleagues
The title of the conference will be:
As with previous “Evolving Science” events, we hope that the relatively general theme will enable an awareness of the diverse activities within the Section to emerge during the conference.
We have some interesting keynotes planned and once again there will be an opportunity to hold workshops and short project contributions. We would like to extend a special invitation to you for this.
You can register your contribution on the conference website, where you will also find more information about the conference topics, a program overview and formats for the various contributions:
Did you miss the Goetheanum’s Autumn Conference Oct. 1-4, 2020: The Climate Needs Our Change? Thanks to the collaboration of Natural Science Section leadership at the Goetheanum and carrying groups in the US and UK, we are bringing presentations from this conference to the English-speaking members of our scientific community. (Use this LINK for more information about the October 2020 Conference).
Come back here for further announcements from this collaboration of the Natural Science Section of the Anthroposophical Society in America, the Natural Science & Math Group of Great Britain, and the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum.