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Science, Technology and Ethics: Ancient Perspectives and Modern Challenges

Saturday, November the 3rd 2012 | One-day Conference | The Science Center, Harvard University | Cambridge Massachusetts

Technology is sometimes viewed as a force that diminishes the creative possibilities of human life at the same time as it enhances material prosperity. This meeting explored an alternative view that takes its inspiration from the ancient Greek conception of tekhnê as a form of knowledge that embraces art, craſt , and science. Gathering together an internationally renowned group of scholars, educators, and practitioners, the meeting examined ways in which an appreciation of technology as tekhnê can help to bridge perceived gaps between the sciences (pure and applied), the arts, and the humanities.

The “Science, Technology and Ethics” one-day conference was organized by the Onassis Foundation in collaboration with the Department of the Classics of Harvard University in the Science Center Hall of Harvard University on Saturday, November the 3rd 2012.

This event is part of the Athens Dialogues project, in the context of which academic events are organized in Greece and abroad on issues that occupy the contemporary world and which are examined through challenging perspectives of ancient Greek thought. Prominent scientists, intellectuals and artists who have been preoccupied with science, technology and ethics in relation to art, participated in this event.

Click here to download the poster of the event.