Narratives of Hope: Science, Theology and Environmental Public Policy

Wednesday 5 February 2020, 4.00PM to 6pm

Speaker(s): Prof.Tom McLeish, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics

Interdisciplinary collaborations between scientists/technologists, social scientists and philosophers/theologians have revealed deeply submerged yet powerful narratives at work beneath public discourse on controversial technologies.

I consider two examples of collaborations with human geographers, on nanotechnology and GM crops, in detail. Resources for narrative analysis and reflection are, surprisingly, found in the ancient wisdom-literature text The Book of Job, which has received more philosophical attention than any other biblical book.

 

Location: W/N/222