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Goethe and the Evolution of Science
March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmfree
The first in an exciting series of online talks on the subject of Holistic Science
Join us for the first in an exciting series of free monthly talks on the subject of Holistic Science, organised by Schumacher College in collaboration with the Field Centre. We’re delighted to announce that the first talk will be held by Dr Craig Holdrege.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was both a creative artist and a scientist. He viewed and practised science as a participatory endeavour – an evolving dialogue between the human being and nature. He believed the human being needs to develop ever more refined capacities to do justice to the deeper nature of nature. In this talk, Craig Holdrege will present key features of the Goethean approach to science, based on Goethe’s own research, and discuss its relevance for the present and future.
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About Craig Holdrege
Craig Holdrege, PhD, is the founder and director of The Nature Institute in Ghent, NY, which is dedicated to research and educational activities using phenomenological, contextual methods to understand nature and the place of humanity within nature. An educator and biologist, he carries out research applying Goethean phenomenology to whole organisms and also critically examines scientific thinking and new developments in the biological sciences. His most recent books include Thinking Like a Plant: A Living Science for Life (2013) and Do Frogs Come From Tadpoles? — Rethinking Origins in Development and Evolution (2017).