1991-92 Pembroke Seminar

Scientific Knowledge and “Difference”
Karen Newman, Professor of Comparative Literature

Research looks particularly at the intersection of humanistic and scientific discourses and the discontinuities between the two.  What epistemological gaps are there between the humanities and the sciences?  What convergences?  How is scientific literacy measured?  Is there a crisis in science education in the United States?  How are we to evaluate the challenges to Western science currently being brought by feminists, third world scientist and US ethnic minorities?