IS SCIENTISM THE NEW UNIVERSAL CHURCH? The Logic and Religion Webinar, November 18

FRANCISCO MARIANO assismariano at
Mon Nov 15 18:45:49 EST 2021

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in the next session of the Logic and Religion Webinar Series which, will be held on November 18, 2021 at 4pm CET with the topic:

Speaker: Laurent Lafforgue (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France)
Chair: Snezana Lawrence (Middlesex University, UK)

Please register in advance!

Abstract: In a text of 1971 entitled The New Universal Church, the famous mathematician Alexander Grothendieck defended that through a process of imperialist expansion, science has created an ideology of its own, scientism, that has many of the features of a new religion. He called it "La nouvelle église universelle". How does Grothendieck's text against scientism and the imperialism of science relate to his thought? How does it relate to his mathematics as well as to his ideas about religions ? Can it be said that Grothendieck had become against science or that, in some sense, he had always been against some form of science? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this webinar.

With best wishes,

Francisco de Assis Mariano
The University of Missouri-Columbia

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